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Naval History in Photos: The Panama Canal

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Nice photos indeed!  

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Love the photos.

 

Correction for CV-3 USS Saratoga. Description implies that ship was carrying 2 forward turrets and one aft. Pre-refit '41-42 Saratoga was armed with 8x 203mm/8" guns in 4 turrets 2+2 fore/aft. Giant funnel obscures the third turret visibility. 

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I know that USN capital ships were designed to fit through the Panama canal, but it always impresses me to see how they actually did it.

Can't help but imagine the crew had some apprehensive thoughts :-

 

Captain : Everyone breath in - this is going to be tight

Helmsman : We should have brought a smaller boat

Engineer : I'm gonna need a bigger paint brush

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I've been a member of the USNI for years. They publish some of the finest books on Naval history. Members get a discount and they have sales, too.:cap_cool:

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Awesome photos!!! Thanks a lot for posting these articles, super interesting!!

 

-Fes

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19 hours ago, ZaalKoris_vas_QwibQwib said:

Love the photos.

 

Correction for CV-3 USS Saratoga. Description implies that ship was carrying 2 forward turrets and one aft. Pre-refit '41-42 Saratoga was armed with 8x 203mm/8" guns in 4 turrets 2+2 fore/aft. Giant funnel obscures the third turret visibility. 

I am glad, that you like these photos!

With Saratoga, she had that 4 turrets already in 1929?

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1 hour ago, YabbaCoe said:

I am glad, that you like these photos!

With Saratoga, she had that 4 turrets already in 1929?

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2 hours ago, Almeria_04 said:

+ - 1930

 

I see... thank you... I will bring this up to my colleagues.

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Let's not forget about the Panama mount for 155mm guns :)
Sagamore_Hill_Gun_Crew.jpg

155mm_GPF_Garden_Island_WA_1943_AWM_0540

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