Historic Markers Across Alabama



Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa



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Location: on McFarland Boulevard East (U.S. 82), Tuscaloosa, Alabama
County: Tuscaloosa
Coordinates: N 33° 11.602    W 087° 31.536
  33.19336666    -87.5256
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa
5 inch / 25 caliber
“Dual Purpose” secondary artillery gun


The U.S.S. Tuscaloosa was equipped with eight such guns, located in single turrets, four on either side of the ship. Developed in the 1920’s, its purpose was for both antiaircraft and surface fire. The gun weighed 4,720 lbs and was served by a crew of eight men. It was capable of firing a 54 lb shell out to a range of 14,500 yards.








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