USS Newport News CA 148




 
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March 8th, 2009  
Chukpike
 

Topic: USS Newport News CA 148


Picture of the USS Newport News taken on October 2, 1972 from the USS Bainbridge. Picture taken while the Bainbridge was passing to honor the dead aboard the USS Newport News. After it suffered a premature detonation of a shell fired from the center gun of the #2 turret.

Believe she was the last US cruiser to use silk bag black powder charges to fire rounds from 8" guns.

Attachment 633

For more pictures and description of damage go to the USS Newport News website.

http://www.uss-newport-news.com/
March 10th, 2009  
tomtom22
 
 
May they rest in peace.
August 24th, 2009  
s.hefner
 
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF MY BROTHER KIM HEFNER WHO WAS ON NEWPORT NEWS.
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August 24th, 2009  
Chukpike
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by s.hefner
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF MY BROTHER KIM HEFNER WHO WAS ON NEWPORT NEWS.
Best to follow the link in the first post to the USS Newport News website. It gives contact info for Alumni Association.
August 25th, 2009  
Zastava-Arms
 
Rest in peace
 


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