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8-inch Mk. VI railway gun

Index 8-inch Mk. VI railway gun

The 8-inch Navy gun MkVIM3A2 on railway mount M1A1 was a World War II improved replacement for the World War I-era 8-inch (203 mm) M1888 gun and was used by the US Army's Coast Artillery Corps in US harbor defenses. [1]

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Aleutian World War II National Historic Area

The Aleutian World War II National Historic Area is a U.S. National Historic Site on Amaknak Island in the Aleutian Island Chain of Alaska.

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Baldwin Locomotive Works

The Baldwin Locomotive Works was an American manufacturer of railroad locomotives from 1825 to 1956.

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Barbette

Barbettes are several types of gun emplacement in terrestrial fortifications or on naval ships.

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Battleship

A battleship is a large armored warship with a main battery consisting of large caliber guns.

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California

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Cape Charles (headland)

Cape Charles is a headland, or cape, in Northampton County, Virginia.

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Cape Charles Air Force Station

Cape Charles Air Force Station is a closed United States Air Force General Surveillance Radar station.

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Connecticut-class battleship

The Connecticut class of pre-dreadnought battleships were the penultimate class of the type built for the United States Navy.

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Delaware

Delaware is one of the 50 states of the United States, in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeastern region.

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Dutch Harbor

Dutch Harbor is a harbor on Amaknak Island in Unalaska, Alaska.

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Fort Abercrombie

Fort Abercrombie, in North Dakota, was an American fort established by authority of an act of Congress, March 3, 1857.

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Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park

Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, also known as the Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, is an Alaska state park on Kodiak Island, Alaska.

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Fort Church (Rhode Island)

Fort Church was a World War II United States Army coastal defense fort in Little Compton, Rhode Island.

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Fort Hancock, New Jersey

Fort Hancock is a former United States Army fort at Sandy Hook in Middletown Township New Jersey.

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Fort Miles

Fort Miles was an American military installation located on Cape Henlopen near Lewes, Delaware.

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Fort Ruger

Fort Ruger is a fort on the island of Ookinaahu that served as the first military reservation in the Territory of Hawaii.

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Hawaii

Hawaii (Hawaii) is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States, having received statehood on August 21, 1959.

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Howitzer

A howitzer is a type of artillery piece characterized by a relatively short barrel and the use of comparatively small propellant charges to propel projectiles over relatively high trajectories, with a steep angle of descent.

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Hydraulic recoil mechanism

A hydraulic recoil mechanism is a way of limiting the effects of recoil and adding to the accuracy and firepower of an artillery piece.

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Interrupted screw

An interrupted screw or interrupted thread is a mechanical device typically used in the breech of artillery guns.

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Kodiak Airport

Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport is a public and military use airport located four nautical miles (5 mi, 7 km) southwest of the central business district of Kodiak, a city on Kodiak Island in the U.S. state of Alaska.

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Kodiak, Alaska

Kodiak (Alutiiq: Sun'aq; Kadʹyak) is one of seven communities and the main city on Kodiak Island, Kodiak Island Borough, in the U.S. state of Alaska.

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List of U.S. Army weapons by supply catalog designation

This is a historic list of U.S. Army weapons and materiel, by their Standard Nomenclature List (SNL) group and individual designation — an alpha-numeric nomenclature system used in the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps Supply Catalogues used from about the mid-1920s to about 1958.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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Narragansett Bay

Narragansett Bay is a bay and estuary on the north side of Rhode Island Sound covering 147 mi2 (380 km2), 120.5 mi2 (312 km2) in Rhode Island.

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Naval Base Point Loma

Located in Point Loma, a neighborhood of San Diego, California, Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL) was established on 1 October 1998 when Navy facilities in the Point Loma area of San Diego were consolidated under Commander, Navy Region Southwest.

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Naval Surface Warfare Center

A Naval Surface Warfare Center is part of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) operated by the United States Navy.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Oahu

O‘ahu (often anglicized Oahu) known as "The Gathering Place" is the third-largest of the Hawaiian Islands.

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico (Spanish for "Rich Port"), officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, "Free Associated State of Puerto Rico") and briefly called Porto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea.

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Puget Sound

Puget Sound is a sound along the northwestern coast of the U.S. state of Washington, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, and part of the Salish Sea.

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Railway gun

A railway gun, also called a railroad gun, is a large artillery piece, often surplus naval artillery, mounted on, transported by, and fired from a specially designed railway wagon.

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

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Roosevelt Roads Naval Station

Roosevelt Roads Naval Station is a former United States Navy base in the town of Ceiba, Puerto Rico.

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Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Saint Thomas (Santo Tomás; Sint-Thomas; Sankt Thomas) is one of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea and, together with Saint John, Water Island and Saint Croix, form a county and constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States.

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San Diego

San Diego (Spanish for 'Saint Didacus') is a major city in California, United States.

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United States Army Coast Artillery Corps

The U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps (CAC) was an administrative corps responsible for coastal, harbor, and anti-aircraft defense of the United States between 1901 and 1950.

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United States Virgin Islands

The United States Virgin Islands (USVI; also called the American Virgin Islands), officially the Virgin Islands of the United States, is a group of islands in the Caribbean that is an insular area of the United States located east of Puerto Rico.

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Virginia

Virginia (officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains.

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Virginia-class battleship

The Virginia class of pre-dreadnought battleships were built for the United States Navy in the early 1900s.

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Washington Naval Treaty

The Washington Naval Treaty, also known as the Five-Power Treaty, the Four-Power Treaty, and the Nine-Power Treaty, was a treaty signed during 1922 among the major nations that had won World War I, which agreed to prevent an arms race by limiting naval construction.

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Water Island, U.S. Virgin Islands

Water Island, U.S. Virgin Islands (Vand ø) was acquired by the USA in 1917 from Denmark but continued to be owned by a corporation until several decades later.

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Welin breech block

The Welin breech block was a revolutionary stepped, interrupted thread design for locking artillery breeches, invented by Axel Welin in 1889 or 1890.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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8"/45 caliber gun

The 8"/45 caliber Mark 6 gun (spoken "eight-inch-forty-five--caliber") were used for the secondary batteries of the United States Navy's last pre-dreadnought battleships and refitted in older armored cruisers main batteries.

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8-inch M1888

The 8-inch Gun M1888 (203 mm) was a U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps gun, initially deployed 1898-1908 in about 75 fixed emplacements, usually on a disappearing carriage.

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8 inch Mk. VI railway gun, 8-inch Mk. VI, 8-inch Navy gun MkVIM3A2.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8-inch_Mk._VI_railway_gun

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