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 Post subject: OT: Movement of 16-inch gun barrel by barge/rail
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:12 pm 

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Off topic, but since similar things appear to be of interest to many on this board, the movement of a donated 16-inch 50 cal. gun barrel from Norfolk, VA, barged across the bay to the Virginia eastern shored and moved by rail to a museum at Cape Henlopen State Park. The move involves three railroads.

Big gun headed to Ft. Miles
USS Missouri cannon will join WWII display
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20120220/NEWS/202200316/Big-gun-headed-Ft-Miles?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home

A CAMPAIGN TO SAVE A LEGENDARY CANNON
http://www.savemissourigun.org/index.html

The barrel was apparently mounted on the USS Missouri during the signing in Tokyo Bay.

Bob Bunge


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 Post subject: Re: OT: Movement of 16-inch gun barrel by barge/rail
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:00 pm 

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The folks at Fort Miles Historical Association have made great progress in developing at WWII artillery museum at Cape Henlopen State Park. They already have one gun mounted in the former coastal battery.

Wesley


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 Post subject: Re: OT: Movement of 16-inch gun barrel by barge/rail
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:43 pm 

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Link to Fort Miles Historical Association:

http://www.fortmilesha.org/

Tie in to what turned out to be a Gun Flat thread:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32679


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