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Sixteen Inch Guns

A sixteen inch AP Projectile

The boy is touching a fragment of a projectile the Massachusetts fired in anger, recovered from the Vichy French Battleship Jean Bart. The "wall" behind the shell is Turret 3. Note the cable wrapped five times around the bottom of the turret, not quite the thickness of the boy's leg. This was used if the Massachusetts had to tow another ship, or if she needed to be towed herself.

Projectile and gun

Another 16 inch shell, shown just beneath the aft turret's right gun.

Turret three again, from the rear.

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