USS Missouri (BB-63) Loading & Firing 16” Guns – 250110-08 | Footage Farm Ltd



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[1950 – Korean War: USS Missouri (BB-63) Loading & Firing 16” Guns. 04-09Sep50]
Slate: 04Sep50 Main battery firing. Number 3 turret (16″) firing starboard aboard USS MISSOURI (BB63)
Number 2 turret firing starboard. Bow area of the MISSOURI underway number 2 turret training to center line.
03:16:32 CU 16″ projectile coming up on projectile hoist (interior turret). Gun chamber rammerman depressing hydraulic lever.
03:17:16 MCU High capacity projectile turning on projectile ring & being pulled into projectile hoist by parbukler operator.
03:18:33 MCU Turrets 1 & 2 (16″) training and elevating.
03:18:55 Slate: 04Sep50. Skidmore (camera?)
03:18:58 CU Turret captain giving word: “Stand by” then “Load”. (two views)
03:19:59 Slate. same. Explosion occurring in water near beach shrubbery in FG flat land and water.
03:21:00 Slate: 09Sep50. MS TURRETS 1 & 2 (16″) being elevated; superstructure of the MISSOURI in BG; radar revolving atop.
03:21:50 Slate: Interior, No. 1 Turret, main battery.
03:21:54 CU Turret Captain. CU Breech coming up on gun. CU Rammerman standing by open breech. CU Breech is opened; 16″ shall loaded into breech .
03:23:37 Powder bag coming up on hoist from magazine, being unloaded.
03:24:00 Slate: illegible. MCU Turret captain giving the orders: “Stand by”; “Load.
War Ships; Sailors Training;
VERY GOOD shots & exposure.
NOTE: Probably training firing just prior to reaching Korea 14Sep50 & bombarding Korea 15Sep50.
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