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New-York tribune. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, July 24, 1910, Image 16

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UNC.I.E~ 'SAM'S NAVAL MARKSMEN HAVE
COXSWAIN J. R. EDWARDS, OF THE BATTLESHIP SOUTH CAROLINA.
He made sixteen bull's-eyes out of sixteen shots in about four minutes. Photograph taken
on the battleship, standing outside of turret, bencle Hh guns.
. \.|,ii i .i.i |Bio, >■ . !! C Mann, Norfolk, Va.)
g-'iri vas thai ":i board the New Ham] hin
v.h» " one ol the guna v\as fired four tim.-.s in
1 njirjiji .■ and hi < onda making four hita with
Uip Jour shots 'I ins wa< ;,i the rate of - ■_'<',
Mt.s a gun a minute. Almost as good records
■rcrc made with another 12-inch gun on the
Ntw li.n..i iliin and guna of slmilai calibn on
NEW-YORK DAILY TIUKUXE. SiNim", JULY_J^_^°-
the South Carolina and the .Minnesota. In those
cases the four shots were all hits and the time
was a little more than one minute and a half.
With the in. li turret guns of the Nebraska,
the Idaho and the Connecticut an even better
showing was made. One .i the Inch guns of
the Nebraska was fired four linn making us
EEN MAKING REMARKABLE SCORES, FIRIf
WAVES, WHILE BEING TOWED ATI
many hits In ">."> seconds, which was at the rate
of more than four .hits a gun a minute. Tlm
best record with the 7-inch guns was on board
the Idaho, making rive hits with five shots in
.■.."• seconds, a inch gun of the California was
lired five time*, making five hits la 33 seconds,
which w.i at the rate of more than nine hits
a gun .i minute. When it comes to the 3-inch
guns, the Michigan made the best showing.
Five hits of the five shots were made In K"> sec
onds, or at the rate of more than twinty-foy
SOME OF THE SCOS#
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12-inch gun, four shots fired in 1 =A
8-inch gun, four shots fired in 5; A
7-inch gun, five shots fired in 33 aft
6-inch gun, five shots fired in 1 s^,
3-inch gun. five shots fired in 13 2^
While ff»3 these scores ?c^
degrees eatrf -■* cf th; vertical,
among tLrwbite-capped billows. !
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hits a gun a minute. „ ■
All of these scores were made with th<? ***" .
steaming at ten knot* and rolling ana v '^
in the open sea. The practice took pl»*!
fifty to seventy miles from shore, the '' ir * pi
ing in tow of a seagoing tug. The rtcent g
of the Xavy Department that there should
more smooth water tiring and that al ,i
shall be held In the open sea has deve WF^
class of gun pointers who are able to m** a
most difficult conditions, ilere than tbi^i

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