Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Deck Gun (Preparing for Sea)

A crew works on a deck gun of a submarine that is tied up at a pier
Description: Drawing, Pen and Wash on Paper; by Vernon Howe Bailey; 1941; Framed Dimensions 31H X 25W
Accession #: 88-165-AD
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Deck guns are carried for the purpose of destroying enemy merchantmen in cases where the expense of a torpedo would not be warranted.  Gun crews are trained to have the deck gun in operation with seconds after surfacing.

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