Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Big Mo" Gun On Delaware Coast

From the April 29, 2012, Newsworks Beta "Big Mo final home is on the Delaware coastline" by John Husson.

A gun from the USS Missouri that was present at the Japanese surrender in 1945 was dedicated Saturday, April 28th at the historic Fort Miles.  The 16-inch, 66-foot long, 116 ton gun could fire a 2,700 pound shell 23 miles in 50 seconds.

It had been in a storage facility in Norfolk, Virginia, and was headed for the scrap yard until the Fort Miles Historical Association raised $113,000 to bring it to Delaware where it is to be the centerpiece of the Fort Miles Museum.

--GreGen

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