3" / 50 Caliber Anti-Aircraft Gun - Muskogee, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog
N 35° 47.617 W 095° 18.650
15S E 291170 N 3963521
Quick Description: One of several anti-aircraft / general purpose guns on display at the USS Batfish museum in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 10/31/2020 5:43:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM13BCW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The USS Batfish museum at War Memorial Park in Muskogee features the named WWII-era submarine, famous for sinking three Japanese submarines over a three-day period by homing in on their own radar emissions. There are many memorials and displays alongside the submarine, including this 3" / 50 Caliber anti-aircraft gun used throughout the war by the U.S. Navy. According to the nearby information plaque, this weapon was placed on early fleet submarines. When Batfish was commissioned she was equipped with a 4"/50 deck gun, and that was later replaced by a 5"/25 gun.
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