3inch/50 Anti-Aircraft
In 1916, the first US battleship equipped with anti-aircraft guns
28 year later (October 1944), 94 anti-aircraft gun barrels (3 sizes) were aboard
  5 Configurations  
 
July 1916 Aug 1921  Nov 1926 Oct 1941  June 1943 Sep 1943
Mark Type X XII ?? ?? ?? XXII
Crane (atop) 2 2 0 . . .
Turret 3 . 2 0 . . .
Turret 4 . 2 0 . . .
Superstructure . 2 8 8 (a) 6 6
Main Deck . . . 2 4 4
Total Qty 2 8 8 10 10 10
During ship's construction, a design feature in the 1912 joiners not included were eight of these guns
(1) 2 - superstructure

(2) 2 - crane top

(3) 2 atop turret 3

(4) 2 atop turret 4

  Period 1 of 5:  July 1916 thru July 1921  
2 of the eventual 10
One atop each crane

  Period 2 of 5:  August 1921 thru July 1925  
(1) 2 - superstructure

(2) 2 - crane top

(3) 2 atop turret 3

(4) 2 atop turret 4

  Period 3 of 5:  November 1926 thru October 1941  

  Period 4 of 5:  October 1941 thru June 1943  
Superstructure Main Deck

  Period 5 of 5:  June 1943 on  
Superstructure Main Deck


  MAGAZINES - 2nd PLATFORM  
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  1944
 

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