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Camden in Camden County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

M2 Browning

 
 
M2 Browning Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 17, 2019
1. M2 Browning Marker
Inscription.  
M2 Browning
Two Marines fire an M2 during gunnery practice on the Battleship Missouri (BB-63) in 1987. The M2 machine guns on Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) were operated in the same manner. Sand bags could be placed around the gun mount to provide additional protection for the gun crews.

The M2 Browning is a belt-fed, .50 caliber heavy machine gun. It fires a large, powerful round capable of dealing massive damage to unarmored targets and has been used by the U.S. military for over eighty years. The Battleship New Jersey carried eight of these machine guns onboard from 1982 to 1991. They were mounted like this replica M2 and gave New Jersey the ability to repel boarders and defend against potential enemy small craft. It can fire between 485 and 635 rounds per minute, with an effective firing range of 2,000 yards (1,800 meters).
 
Location. 39° 56.415′ N, 75° 8′ W. Marker is in Camden, New Jersey, in Camden County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Clinton Street and S. Delaware Avenue, on the right when traveling west
M2 Browning Machine Gun and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 17, 2019
2. M2 Browning Machine Gun and Marker
. Located on the Battleship New Jersey. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Clinton Street, Camden NJ 08103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Side View Turret #1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Battleship New Jersey (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); USS New Jersey Marine Detachments (about 400 feet away); Harpoon Anti-Ship Missile (about 400 feet away); USS New Jersey Aircraft (about 500 feet away); Eyewitness to History (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Merchant Marine Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S.S. United States (approx. 0.4 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial. (Submitted on May 13, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. USS New Jersey (BB-62) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Battleship New Jersey image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 17, 2019
3. Battleship New Jersey
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 114 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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