Some articles on turrets, triple, triple turrets, turret:
... the raised-end mounting of heavy guns in four turrets that was used in the South Carolina class to keep the citadel compact ... The decision to mount triple gun turrets proved controversial ... main guns than if they were carried in twin turrets and leave a ship at a disadvantage in battle ...
... Their main armament consisted of ten 8 in (200 mm) guns, in two twin turrets on the main deck, and two triple turrets two decks above, making it one of the ... All guns in each turret were mounted in a single slide, and were unable to elevate independently of each other ... the very few other ships with different sized main battery turrets, these ships had the larger triple turrets mounted higher up than the smaller twin turrets ...
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—John Milton (16081674)