Some articles on turrets, triple turrets, turret, triple:
... 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 two US Navy ... All guns in each turret were mounted in a single slide, and were unable to elevate independently of each other ... Also, unlike 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 ...
... instead of coal and a reversion to 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 ... of the main guns than if they were carried in twin turrets and leave a ship at a disadvantage in battle ...
Famous quotes containing the words turrets and/or triple:
“The freeman, casting with unpurchased hand
The vote that shakes the turrets of the land.”
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (18091894)
“And DANTE searched the triple spheres,
Moulding nature at his will,
So shaped, so colored, swift or still,
And, sculptor-like, his large design
Etched on Alp and Apennine.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)