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Close up view of the main guns in USS Iowa’s number 3 turret flanked by 20mm Oerlikons while at anchor in Chesapeake Bay, United States, 13 May 1943

Caption     Close up view of the main guns in USS Iowa’s number 3 turret flanked by 20mm Oerlikons while at anchor in Chesapeake Bay, United States, 13 May 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   BuAer 238848
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Photos on Same Day 13 May 1943
Photos at Same Place Chesapeake Bay, United States
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jan 2006

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1. Steve Voorhees says:
28 Oct 2015 03:04:30 PM

The captioned should be revised to indicate a main turret number other than 4 since Iowa had only 3 main gun turrets. It looks like the aft turret.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
28 Oct 2015 05:18:24 PM

Mr. Voorhees:
I rechecked my original source (The Nimitz Library at the Naval Academy) and they caption this as the Number 3 turret. This was entirely my error in transcription. Thank you for calling attention to it and good catch!

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