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Deck Gun, USS Cod

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Deck Gun, USS Cod

The 5-inch, 25 calibre Wet Gun on the Main Deck has a stainless steel liner inside the barrel to resist corrosion from seawater.  This Gun is designed so that it can be submerged and flooded without harm to the gun.

The barrel is 125 inches long and the diameter of the projectile is 5 inches. The rolling of the submarine’s deck makes a longer barrel of little value as accuracy requires that a gun be held steady while aiming and firing.

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Deck Gun, USS Cod

    • Name:            USS Cod
    • City:               Cleveland
    • Country:        United States
    • Established:   Museum – 1976, Submarine commissioned – 1943
    • Type:              Submarine Museum

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“Of all the branches of men in the forces, there is none which shows more devotion and faces grimmer perils than the submariners.” 
– Winston Churchill

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Photo Credit: GM