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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Missouri (BB-63), Gunfire and Gunnery, 1944

This page features views of USS Missouri's 16"/50 and 5"/38 guns in action during her 1944 shakedown period, when she conducted extensive gunnery tests and training.

For additional views of Missouri Gunfire and Gunnery, see: USS Missouri, Gunfire and Gunnery after 1945; and
USS Missouri, Gunnery-related On Board Views.

For links to further picture coverage on USS Missouri, see the ship's cover page: USS Missouri, Selected Views.

If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

Photo #: 80-G-K-4515 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Fires a six-gun salvo from her forward turrets, during shakedown gunnery exercises, August 1944. Six 16-inch projectiles are visible in the air at the extreme right.
Photographed by Arthur Stratham.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 72KB; 740 x 610 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-47015

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Firing a six-gun salvo from her forward 16"/50 gun turrets, during her shakedown, circa August 1944.
Note six 16-inch projectiles in the air at right, and concussion effect on the water alongside the ship.
Photographed by Arthur Stratham.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 96KB; 740 x 610 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4546 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Fires a salvo from the forward 16"/50 gun turret, during her shakedown period, circa August 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 62KB; 740 x 515 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: NH 58158

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Fires the 16"/50 guns of turret two, during shakedown cruise gunnery exercises, circa August 1944.

Collection of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 78KB; 740 x 625 pixels

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4549 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Fires the center 16"/50 Mk.VII gun of each of her forward turrets, during a shakedown cruise night gunnery practice, circa August 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 66KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-48412

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Firing the center 16"/50 guns of the forward turrets, during gunnery exercises.
Photo is dated 1 December 1944, but was probably taken during the ship's shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 70KB; 740 x 600 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4550 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Fires her 5"/38 secondary battery during a shakedown cruise night gunnery practice, circa August 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 53KB; 740 x 610 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 

For additional views of Missouri Gunfire and Gunnery, see: USS Missouri, Gunfire and Gunnery after 1945; and
USS Missouri, Gunnery-related On Board Views.

For links to further picture coverage on USS Missouri, see the ship's cover page: USS Missouri, Selected Views.

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13 January 1999