Re: Naval Gun in San Pedro, CA

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)

Hi Peter and List Members,

The link Peter provided did not work for me.

However, I think the image might be accessible via this link below:

The near flat cars seems to be lettered PENNSYLVANIA, and looks to my untrained eyes as tho they could be the class F22 flats
previously discussed.

Thanks Peter for the good find!

- Claus Schlund

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter J. McClosky" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2010 5:14 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Naval Gun in San Pedro, CA

This link will take you to a Navel Gun load on 2 flat cars, bound for
Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, CA. The photo taken on March 24, 1917.

Peter J. McClosky
Eugene, Oregon

On Mar 19, 2010, at 9:02 AM, Kurt Laughlin wrote:

From the Navy in either case. The 16-inch coast defense guns (16 in/
50, Mk
II, but not the same model as IOWA-class guns) were made using rifles
intended for ships cancelled after the 1922 Washington Naval treaty.
war (around 1947-ish) the Coast Artillery Corps was dis-established
and you
could have seen the guns - or scrap remnants thereof - travelling
away from
the coasts.

For those interested in naval ordnance there are a number or original
publications available at:

For Army Ordnance, go to:
about 90% of the way down, the three "Standard Ornance Items
Catalog, Second
Edition 1944" [sic] volumes are a great general reference.


----- Original Message -----
From: Denny Anspach

16" guns were also transported to the US Army Aberdeen Proving Ground
on the shores of upper Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, where they were
quite often fired for years (even now?) for very high altitude, high
trajectory testing. They could have been originally delivered by rail
(PRR or B&O), or by water (the waters around the grounds are very,
very shallow, however). I never figured out whether these guns were
surplused from coastal defense duties, or were from Naval sources.


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