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Contradictory. The operational careers of the ships are chronicled in detail. Incidents that challenged a ship's design adequacy, particularly from the standpoint of damage resistance, are discussed. Originally published in 1976 with the subtitle U.S. Battleships in World War II, the book has undergone significant revision. Not only has it been brought up to date with the addition of a new chapter covering the Iowa-class reactivation through 1992, but the book now.The tedious manual method relied on dollies or a monorail to transfer ammunition to the magazines within the barbettes. A new system was ... This was done to prevent accidental ignition of the Mk 23 (Katie) shell. An overhead monorailanbsp;...

Author:William H. Garzke, Robert O. Dulin
Publisher:Naval Institute Press - 1995-01


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