Thanks for the detailed info. What a wonderful collection the world’s oceans must have!
Yes, I have many photos of boat loades of weapons and ammo going out to sea in all theaters. This was especially bad in the Pacific and thousands of tons of ammo went into the water. We also sank boat loads of trucks and Jeeps and staff cars to keep them from coming on the world markets.
By now all is junk.
There is a ship load of 18inch Japanese projectiles for the YAMATO in TRUK lagoon . I have nice photos of them but have not be able to get anyone to go down and bring some up. The area is now a US protected area so there they will likely stay.
Yes , the oceans are full of treasures of all kinds.
The last 1.1s used in combat were mounted on a ship with an all Black crew. This was in 1945 and there is a current movie about it at Blockbuster. Very interesting.
The 1.1s were tactical all through the war but not on first line ships.
It was a beautifull gun but no match for the Bofors 40L60 .