5 Inch/51Caliber Rapid Fire
Designed for rapid-fire close in defense against small and fast torpedo boats and destroyers. In World War II, the gun bombarded enemy shore defenses
  Locations  
First gun in 5 August 1913 with the last prior to 19 October 1913, departure date for speed trials, Rockland Maine because photos show 21 guns.
Numbering (per 1912 joiners):  2nd deck:  #1 - #19; Superstructure: #20 and #21
September 1910 contract plans title 2nd deck as "Gun Deck", a wooden ship term
with forward most in Ward Room (80 from the bow) back to the stern (almost 500 feet from the Ward Room).
 
  Main Deck:  1926 on  

  Superstructure:  1913 - 1941  
Starboard gun #21.  Date is March 1914 to June 1915 for Captain Grant is in the photo.
The two guns at the bottom of the photo are 3 pound saluting guns.
 

  2nd Deck:  1913 - 1942  
   

  8 Configurations   
1913 1917 Oct 1918 Jan 1919 Jan 1920 Jun 1926 Nov 1941  Oct 1942 Mar-May
Superstructure 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0
Main Deck 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 6
2nd Deck 19 16 14 10 14 8 8 0
Total Qty 21 18 16 12 16 16 14 6
 
  Period 1 of 8:  1913 thru September 1917  
  Period 2 of 8:  October 1917 thru January 1918  
 
  Period 3 of 8:  27 January 1918 thru January 1919  
During three sailings into the North Sea, the guns fired on suspected German submarines. 
 
  Period 4 of 8:  January 1919 thru June 1920  
 
  Period 5 of 8:  June 1920 thru July 1925  
  Period 6 of 8:  November 1926 thru November 1941  
 

  Period 7 of 8:  November 1941 thru March-May 1942  
Main Deck

2nd Deck







  Period 8 of 8:  March-May 1942 on  
 


  MAGAZINES - 2nd PLATFORM  
     
  1910  
  4,840 shells and powder bags  
  1931  
 
  1937  
  1944  
  2,500 shells and powder bags  

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