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

16” Projectile

 
 
16” Projectile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 22, 2013
1. 16” Projectile Marker
Inscription. The 1,900 lb. HC (High Capacity) Mark 13 shore-bombardment projectile is fired from the Mark 7, 16” .50-caliber gun. The HC round can create a crater 50 wide and 20 deep. The 16” gun turret weights 1,708 tons. The barrel weighs 267,904 lbs. Iowa-class battleships could store 1,210 of the 16” projectiles aboard ship.

Specifications of the 16” Gun
Gun length: 816” breech to muzzle
Bore length: 800”
Rifling length: 682.86”
Grooves: 96 at .150” deep
Twist: Uniform RH 1 in 25
Rate of fire: 2 per minute
Recoil: 47”
Bore: Chromium-plated to reduce wear
Muzzle Velocity: 2,690 fps
Barrel life: 290 to 350 rounds
Range at 10: 18,200 yards
Range at 45: 41,622 yards
Penetrations: 13' at 10,000 yards, 9.5 at 41,622 yards
 
Location. 34° 48.725′ N, 87° 37.432′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Veterans Park Drive 0.3 miles east of South Cox Creek Parkway, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is located at the northeast corner of the Veterans Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anti-Tank Gun (a
16” Projectile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 22, 2013
2. 16” Projectile Marker
few steps from this marker); The “Honest John” Rocket (a few steps from this marker); 75mm Field Gun (a few steps from this marker); “Gooney Bird” Propeller (a few steps from this marker); W.W. II Anchor (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Hawk Missile (a few steps from this marker); The Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Naval Ships Assciation. Discription of 16" projectile (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
16” Projectile image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 22, 2013
3. 16” Projectile
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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