Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa

Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (HMNQM)

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Tuscaloosa County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 11.602', W 87° 31.536'

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5 inch / 25 caliber
"Dual Purpose" secondary artillery gun

The U.S.S. Tuscaloosa was equipped with eight such guns, located in single turrets, four on either side of the ship. Developed in the 1920's, its purpose was for both antiaircraft and surface fire. The gun weighed 4,720 lbs and was served by a crew of eight men. It was capable of firing a 54 lb shell out to a range of 14,500 yards.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 10:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 451007 N 3672846
Decimal Degrees33.19336667, -87.52560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 11.602', W 87° 31.536'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 11' 36.12" N, 87° 31' 32.16" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2014 McFarland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, US
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