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There can be no set pattern size for any ship as on any given day the sea state is different and the ships heading with respect to the waves is
different. This changes the pattern size.

As the sea state changes and ships heading changes with respect to the waves and troughs the bending and twisting of the ship changes. The
bending and twisting of the ship changes the alignment of the roller paths of the turret, gun mounts and directors with respect to each other and
affects the size of the pattern and the range of the MPI of salvos.

The pattern size can only apply to the ship on the day of firing and at the particular ships course in relation to the waves on that day.

For these reasons the USN did not and could not produce a table that reflected an accurate pattern size for any ship, nor could any other navy.

USN GUNNERY AND FIRE CONTROL

IOWA CLASS BATTLESHIP PROJECTILE STOWAGE QUANITY AND TOTAL PROJECTILE LOADOUT

PARBUCKLING

ACCURACY OF SHIPBOARD GUN FIRE

PATTERN SIZE DECREASES

AS GUN ELEVATION INCREASES THE RANGE PATTERN DECREASES

THE EFFECT OF VARIATION OF GUN IV DUE TO POWDER

PATTERN SIZE AND CAUSES OF VARIATION

USN PROVIDED INFORMATION

DRIFT OF A PROJECTILE

CORIOLIS FORCE

PROJECTILE SEATING

MOUTH PLUGS

RANGE TABLES COLUMN 11

TEMPERATURE OF THE GUN AFTER REPEATED FIRINGS

MANUFACTURE, ASSEMBLY AND MACHINING OF UNITED STATES NAVAL GUNS

NAVAL ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY GUN BARREL CONSTRUCTION

MEANWHILE BACK AT THE GUN FACTORY

OP 127 UNITED STATES NAVAL GUNS THEIR MARKS AND MODIFICATIONS

UNITED STATES NAVY RANGE AND BALLISTIC TABLES 1935

UNITED STATES NAVY EXTERIOR BALLISTICS 1935

UNITED STATES NAVY RANGE AND BALLISTIC TABLES 1946(UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

OP 1457 RANGE TABLES FOR THE 16" AP MK 8 MOD 0 2700 LB PROJECTILE AND OP 1100 RANGE TABLES FOR THE 16" HC MK 13
MOD 0 1900 LB PROJECTILE ARE FOR THE 16"/50 GUNS OF THE IOWA CLASS BATTLESHIPS. FULL (SERVICE CHARGE) FOR BOTH
PROJECTILES IS 6 BAGS THE TOTAL WEIGHT OF THE SIX BAGS BEING 650 LBS.

RANGE VS GUN ELEVATION

OP 945 RANGE TABLE FOR 20MM AA GUN

OP 245 8 INCH RANGE TABLE 260 POUND PROJECTILE 2750 FS IV LONG POINTED PROJECTILE

OP 253 8 INCH RANGE TABLE 260 POUND PROJECTILE 2100 FS IN LONG POINTED PROJECTILE

OP 770 RANGE TABLES FOR THE 16"/50 GUN IV 2500 F.S. 2700 POUND PROJECTILE

OP 757 RANGE TABLES FOR THE 16"/45 GUN IV 2300 F.S. 2700 POUND PROJECTILE

OP 1091 AA RANGE TABLES FOR THE 16"/50 GUN IV 2615 F. S. 1900 POUND HC PROJECTILE

OP 1100 RANGE TABLES FOR THE 16" HC MK 13 Mod 0 1900lb PROJECTILE FOR THE 16"/50 GUN IV 2690 F. S.

16"/50 GUN JUMP WHEN FIRING THE 1900# HC MK 13 MOD 0 PROJECTILE

OP 1188 ABRIDGED RANGE TABLES FOR 16"/45 and 16"/50 CALIBER U. S. NAVAL GUNS

OP 1457 RANGE TABLES FOR THE 16" AP MARK 8 MOD 0 2700 LB PROJECTILE FOR THE 16"/50 GUN IV 2425 F. S.

5"/38 RANGE TABLES

8"/55 RANGE TABLES

5"/38 CALIBER GUNS MARK 7 WEAR AND EROSION DATA

16"/50 CALIBER GUNS MK 7 WEAR AND EROSION DATA

COAST DEFENSE GUNS

ANALOG COMPUTERS

10797-A NAVAL ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY NAVPERS 10797-A

10783-B PRINCIPALS OF NAVAL ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY NAVPERS 10783-B

10784-A PRINCIPALS OF GUIDED MISSILES AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS

UNDERSTANDING SOVIET NAVAL DEVELOPMENTS

POWDER MAGAZINE USS NORTH CAROLINA

POWDER FLAT USS ALABAMA

Kodiak Military History Museum       FIRING TABLES FOR GUN 8 INCH MARK VI MOD 3A2