OP-769 15 October 1967
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Ordnance Pamphlet 769 dated 15 October 1967, reflects the configuration of the three 16-inch 50-caliber
turrets in USS New Jersey (BB62) at the scheduled completion
Four ships, the USS Iowa, USS New Jersey, USS Missouri and the USS Wisconsin comprise the IOWA class battleships . These ships have main batteries consisting of three 16-inch 3-gun turrets. Main battery ordnance of each ship comprises nine 16-inch 50-caliber turret-mounted guns which are chambered for bagged powder charges and are equipped with carrier-type breech mechanisms. The guns, which may be fired at the rate of two rounds per minute, have a maximum range of approximately 41,000 yards.
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