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NH 123899 Practicing with a 5 inch gun on board ship in Charlestown Navy Yard

Practicing with a 5 inch gun on board ship in Charlestown Navy Yard
Title: Practicing with a 5 inch gun on board ship in Charlestown Navy Yard
Caption: Practicing with a 5 inch gun on board ship in Charlestown Navy Yard. In practice with the 5 inch gun a wooden dummy shell is used and a ramrod the length of the gun is shoved through the breech. A sailor then crawls out on the gun and ties a rope to the ramrod. After each shot, the rope is pulled back thus ejecting the shell.
Description: Weapons: Guns, Cannon
Catalog #: NH 123899
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Original Creator: INT.F.S. - 57741
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Original Medium: BW Photo
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