Naval 8" Rapid Fire Guns

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Naval 8" Rapid Fire Guns

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:52 pm

Naval 8" Rapid Fire Gun Turret Operation:

https://youtu.be/OrWd1e3aqUs
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Re: Naval 8" Rapid Fire Guns

Postby DEEP DIVER » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:54 pm

As a apprentice engineer the company I worked for in Ipswich used to build 4.5" shell hoists for the Royal Navy and Nato ships. We had part of the heavy machine shop set up with false floors to build them up in for testing. When ready the Royal Navy used to send a inspection team to check each one over before they accepted it. We had to test each one be moving 40 4.5" shells each weighing 56lbs up to the top. It had to be done in under 2 mins. All the apprentice's were roped in the find the fasted ones for the testing. Once all the shells were up we then reversed the drive and got them all down again. This went on for weeks till we got the time down for the testing. If you missed 1 shell you had to stop and bring them all down and start again. I was on the final team and we did 40 shells in 1 min 58 sec on the day of the test. Once each hoist was passed they would be dismantled and sent to Swan Hunters on the Tyne to be fitted in the ships.
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Re: Naval 8" Rapid Fire Guns

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:23 pm

H Barry,

That's quite interesting!

I think that you and I have similar interests judging by your responses to my non-motorcycle posts! :grin:
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Re: Naval 8" Rapid Fire Guns

Postby King Herald » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:53 am

I had a good look around the USS Alabama in Mobile a few years ago, that is an impressive day out.

Crew originally had to climb down to the depths of the bilges to get up into the gun turrets. A long, scary escape route should abandon ship be called......

Later however they cut access holes further up.

The gun guidance system was an incredibly complicated room full of various devices and electrical magic.

Well worth a visit if every anybody is in Mobile.
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Re: Naval 8" Rapid Fire Guns

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:49 am

I had a good look around the USS Alabama in Mobile a few years ago, that is an impressive day out.

Crew originally had to climb down to the depths of the bilges to get up into the gun turrets. A long, scary escape route should abandon ship be called......

Later however they cut access holes further up.

The gun guidance system was an incredibly complicated room full of various devices and electrical magic.

Well worth a visit if every anybody is in Mobile.

Wow! I would have liked to have seen that ship!

I don't think I would have liked to have been gun crew in a turret with no easy exit though!
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