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Bofor 40 MM Auto Cannon

Ship/Submarine Air Defence

 
 
Bofor 40 MM Auto Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
1. Bofor 40 MM Auto Cannon Marker
Inscription.
Specifications:
Caliber: 40 MM
Weight: 6,500 lbs
Rate of Fire: 6,500 lbs
Rate of Fire: 160 Rounds per Min.
Range: 4500 Yards (Tracer Burn Out)
Velocity: 2890 ft/sec
Warhead: Armor Piercing/High Explosive

This weapon could be used as a single gun or in multiple mounts. Itís one of the most prevalent antiaircraft guns in the Navyís arsenal.
The USS Ling was fitted with one single mount forward and one aft.
 
Location. 40° 52.811′ N, 74° 2.409′ W. Marker is in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of River Street and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located near the office at the New Jersey Naval Museum on the Hackensack River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 78 River Street, Hackensack NJ 07601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. PBR Mark II River Patrol Boat (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Still on Patrol (a few steps from this marker); Submariners Memorial (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Ling (a few steps from this marker); USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
Bofor 40 MM Auto Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
2. Bofor 40 MM Auto Cannon Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Seehund (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Kaiten Type II (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Underwater MK16 Mine (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hackensack.
 
More about this marker. The USS Ling Museum has been closed due to Hurricane Sandy damage. Virtually every marker has been removed and any remaining displays, including USS Ling, are in derelict condition.
 
Also see . . .  New Jersey Naval Museum. (Submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Military
 
Marker at the New Jersey Naval Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
3. Marker at the New Jersey Naval Museum
The abandoned U.S.S. Ling Museum site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 11, 2017
4. The abandoned U.S.S. Ling Museum site
The USS Ling Museum has been closed due to Hurricane Sandy damage. Virtually every marker has been removed and any remaining displays, including USS Ling, are in derelict condition.
Bofor 40 MM Auto Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
5. Bofor 40 MM Auto Cannon
40 MM Auto Cannon on the USS Ling image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
6. 40 MM Auto Cannon on the USS Ling
The aft Bofor 40 MM Auto Cannon is seen here on the USS Ling, within sight of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on September 18, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on September 20, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5, 6. submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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