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

Side View Turret #1

 
 
Side View Turret #1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 17, 2019
1. Side View Turret #1 Marker
Inscription.  
Standing 5 stories high, this side view shows the massive size of the 2,050 Ton 16 inch Gun Turret. It took a crew of 77 sailors to load and fire this three rifle Gun Turret. Capable of firing one 1,900 lb. High Capacity or one 2,700 lb. Armor Piercing Projectile 23 nautical miles from each rifle every 30 seconds. There is storage for 390 Projectiles and over 2,340 bags of powder. There are also nine additional practice rounds stored in this Gun Turret.
 
Location. 39° 56.394′ N, 75° 7.999′ W. Marker is in Camden, New Jersey, in Camden County. Memorial can be reached from Clinton Street near S. Delaware Avenue, on the right when traveling west. 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. M2 Browning (within shouting distance of this marker); USS New Jersey Marine Detachments (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harpoon Anti-Ship Missile (about 300 feet away); Battleship New Jersey (about 300 feet away);
Side View Turret #1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 17, 2019
2. Side View Turret #1 Marker
USS New Jersey Aircraft (about 400 feet away); Eyewitness to History (about 800 feet 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.
 
More about this marker. The USS New Jersey’s only combat fatality occurred near this marker. During the Korean War one of her men was killed and two severely wounded when she took a hit from a shore battery on her number one turret. There was no damage to the ship. The shore battery was quickly obliterated.
 
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
 
Side View Turret #1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 17, 2019
3. Side View Turret #1 Marker
Turret #2 and the Ship's Bridge are at the right
Battleship New Jersey image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 17, 2019
4. 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 99 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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