Download the AMN app for your mobile device today - FREE!

Watch This Crazy 1955 US Navy Training Film For Iowa Class Battleships: “16 Inch Gun & Turret”

June 10, 2016

The Iowa-class battleships were a class of fast battleships ordered by the United States Navy in 1939 and 1940 to escort the Fast Carrier Task Forces that would operate in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Four were completed; two more were laid down but canceled at war’s end and scrapped.


Like other third-generation American battleships, the Iowa class followed the design pattern set forth in the preceding North Carolina-class and South Dakota-class battleships, which emphasized speed in addition to secondary and anti-aircraft batteries. Here we bring you a US Navy training film about the guns to be operated on these ships.

Do you think that present class US Navy ships are a big improvement over previous generations? Sound off and share your opinions and comments in the section below.