Inside the History: Powder stowage and handling on WW2 battleship USS Massachusetts BB-59 Part I


Part I of a two part episode of our “Inside the History” series focuses on the 16″45 caliber MK 6 gun’s powder handling and stowage systems on USS Massachusetts, their operation, and historical use. Battleship Gunner’s Mate Tom Lowney discusses the operation, comparisons to the Iowa-class 16″50, and precautions utilized on South Dakota-class battleships.

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