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Sub Gun Under Water S-42

Sub Gun Under Water S-42

You are looking at the breech end of the 4 inch/50 caliber deck gun of the USS S-42 seen through the port side, forward looking portlight in the conning tower/bridge access trunk. The submarine is submerged at what seems like a depth of 50 to 75 feet.

The two brackets with the round holes are mounts for the aiming scopes for the Pointer and one set for the Trainer is on the other side of the gun. The scopes are removed and taken below decks during submerged operations.

Photo in the private collection of Ric Hedman

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