Photo #: 80-WP-1002
"16 Inch Guns for Our Dreadnaughts"
Poster from the "What the Navy is Doing" series, published by the Navy Recruiting Bureau, New York, circa 1919.
It depicts the manufacture of 16"/50 guns at the Washington Navy Yard, D.C., for installation in the Lexington (CC-1) class battle cruisers and South Dakota (BB-49) class battleships then planned or in early stages of construction. Also shown are pictures of the battle cruiser design, a firing test at Indian Head, Maryland, and the effect of 16-inch shells on heavy armor.
Photograph from the Collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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15 February 2000