USS New Mexico's 14-inch projectiles on starboard deck forward while being replenished at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands 30 Jun 1944 prior to the invasion of Guam

Caption   USS New Mexico's 14-inch projectiles on starboard deck forward while being replenished at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands 30 Jun 1944 prior to the invasion of Guam ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-K-14228
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Photos on Same Day 30 Jun 1944
Photos at Same Place Eniewok, Marshall Islands
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 27 May 2007

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Carles Quintana Fernandez says:
18 Jul 2010 01:43:45 PM

¿Have you seen the sailors in front of the photo? :-D
2. seshagiri says:
23 Jan 2011 06:09:41 AM

Hi my name is seshagiri and I am collecting rare Images of Second world war.can I copy these I images and can I save them on my hard disk for personal use only
3. Ron Adolph says:
19 Jul 2016 08:23:07 AM

Does anyone know what's coiled up on top of the turrets?
4. Anonymous says:
19 Jul 2016 04:05:07 PM

That's the gunpowder that they used to shoot those rounds
5. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
19 Jul 2016 05:25:23 PM

Ron: Those are floater nets designed to be released if the ship is sinking, similar to the rafts lashed to the sides of the turrets. Once in the water, men can grab onto the nets to stay together and on the surface.

Anonymous (above):
Sorry, but powder bags would never be left out in the wet air any longer than necessary or they would be no good. There is a better view of these nets here: http://ww2db.com/image.php?image_id=26127

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