Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
Bruce Smith wrote:
Refits for the Pacific fleet battleships appear to have occurred most commonly at Bremerton, butHunters Point, San Francisco, had a crane capable of removing complete turrets from Iowa class battleships. Of course there could be many maintenance reasons for doing so, but changing barrels could have been one.
Bruce has a copy of the SP company photo showing a gun barrel on the Watervliet flat car, somewhere on the SP, which the SP described as a barrel for shore defense. Whether it was such a barrel, I don't know.
Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
Publishers of books on railroad history