Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
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
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. Touch 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 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). Touch for a list and map 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.