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Gun Platform No. 2 - 1945

San Diego Naval Training Center

 
 
Gun Platform No. 2 – 1945 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, December 7, 2011
1. Gun Platform No. 2 – 1945 Marker
Inscription.  
The three weapons are 3-inch 50 calibre duel purpose guns. Developed in the 1930s, the design was light weight for its time and used until automatic anti-aircraft weapons were perfected. This weapon was favored on smaller ships such as support vessels and anti-submarine escorts. It fired a fixed round which combined the thirteen pound shell and propellant in an attached casing like a bullet. It could fire a shell nearly seven miles at a muzzle velocity of 2,700 feet per second.

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior

 
Erected by Naval Training Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World IIWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 32° 44.216′ N, 117° 12.72′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Cushing Road south of Dewey Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
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. Ingram Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun Platform No. 1 - 1945 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ingram Plaza (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Command Center, Building 200 (about 700 feet away); North Chapel, Building 208 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Library Building 177 (approx. 0.2 miles away); El Desembarcadero (approx. half a mile away); USS Recruit (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Additional keywords. ordnance; Liberty Station; NTC Historic District
 
. Gun Platform No. 2 – 1945 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, December 7, 2011
2. . Gun Platform No. 2 – 1945
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 721 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 28, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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