14″ Naval Gun

During modernization in the 1930s, old 14″/45 (35.6 cm) guns were constructional upgraded and the chamber volume enlarged to allow larger charges to increase the muzzle velocity. Marks 1, 3 and 5 became Marks 8, 9 and 10, respectively. The Mark 12 was a further conversion, with chromium plating to increase barrel life. These guns […]


It should be remembered that the USS Texas began her career as a coal burning ship and was converted into an fuel oil burning ship during modernization in 1927. Because she was a coal burner in 1918, she was selected to join the British Grand Fleet during WW1. The fuel oil burning Battleships of the U.S. Navy […]