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Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa

 
 
Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
1. Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa Marker
Inscription.
5 inch / 25 caliber
“Dual Purpose” secondary artillery gun

The U.S.S. Tuscaloosa was equipped with eight such guns, located in single turrets, four on either side of the ship. Developed in the 1920’s, its purpose was for both antiaircraft and surface fire. The gun weighed 4,720 lbs and was served by a crew of eight men. It was capable of firing a 54 lb shell out to a range of 14,500 yards.
 
Location. 33° 11.602′ N, 87° 31.536′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on McFarland Boulevard East (U.S. 82), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in the Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial park, located in front of University Mall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1701 McFarland Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa AL 35404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Willys Jeep (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37) (a few steps from this marker); Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); French 75 Millimeter Feldhase (within shouting distance of this marker); Vought A-7E Corsair II
Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
2. Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa & Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Replica Gates for Northington General Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); M60A3 TTS Medium Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Also see . . .  USS Tuscaloosa's Guns. (Submitted on September 9, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA-37) image. Click for full size.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Archives
3. U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA-37)
5"/25 guns aboard USS New Mexico (BB-40) on 15 June 1944. image. Click for full size.
4. 5"/25 guns aboard USS New Mexico (BB-40) on 15 June 1944.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 955 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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