16 inch Shell USS New Jersey


#1

For the big bore fans. Was cleaning out an SD card of photos from a Marine Reunion in Philadelphia and found these. The high resolution photo has the marking on the base of the shell much clearer.


#2

Very nice! I want one!

Steve


#3

Awesome photo! I love the big bore stuff :-)

Jason
PS: Thanks for your Service!


#4

Steve–If your serious about wanting a 16" projectile, they are available:

indianaarmysurplus.com/

Click on Collectibles–>Inert Ammunition–>Scroll down to the 16" Projectile.

16 INCH NAVAL BATTLESHIP PROJECTILE
CODE : 16BFS
DESCRIPTION : 16 INCH H.C. H.E. MK14 MOD 0 Naval artillery shell with nose cap,adapter and fuse. Demil cut on nose end. These shells are aprox. 5 feet long and the shipping weight is 1896 lbs. This shell can only be shipped via freight truck. The shell ships as CLASS 95 FREIGHT. You will need access to a forklift or lift gate to unload the shell.
PRICE : $950.00
SHIPPING : Please contact Mike Scott at Freightquote.com for shipping quotes. His number is 1-800-323-5441 x1652.


#5

Anybody want to split an order to save on shipping? I’ll take two.


#6

You can put them at the end of the drive way as gate posts;>)


#7

Or attach wheels and an engine and drive one to work.


#8

No need for shipping Ray, just roll them home ;-)


#9

Were the weights marked on the shell for just the projectile unloaded or the loaded and fused round? This one on the New Jersey is marked 1741 pounds.


#10

Is that price with shipping? WOW! Gonna cost that to ship!

Steve


#11

“SHIPPING : Please contact Mike Scott at Freightquote.com for shipping quotes.”

Without.


#12

Sportclay, I can’t read the shell base on the USS New Jersey.

The 16" HC MK 13 has a weight of loaded projectile 1900 lbs.

The information you can read on the 16" HC MK 14 MOD 0 , makes not clear this is loaded or not. But 1536 lb looks like this is the unloaded weight.

If the shell is a MK 14 and marked 1741 lbs this should be the weight of loaded projectile.

The yellow paint is the explosive indicator for Explosive D.


#13

The marking on the base of the New Jersey shell is from 11 o’clock; WT 1741 LBS, beneath that WT COMP, At 1 o’clock; 16" HC MK13 MOD 2; At the bottom from 8 0’clock LOT NO 16??


#14

I always get a kick out of the photos showing guys rolling these projectiles on the deck. That would be fine if the ship was dry-docked or pierside. The 2700 pounders were secured, one to a pallet/carrier. The 1900 pounders were shipped, two to a pallet, for a total of 4,000 pounds (or so). Even when we were anchored off Seal Beach, it did not take much of a roll to get a pallet jack moving with a load. At least the jack had a brake, or could be turned sharply, to stop a runaway! I guess if a projectile was rolled fore and aft, there would be less of a chance of an uncontrolled rollaway. Side to side would be a different matter! UNREPs were always fun with 16" ammunition, too.


#15

That’s the 1900lbs loaded.


#16

Correction the MK 14 has a weight of 153.6 explosive D not 1536 shell. Sorry about that.


#17

Thanks guys for all the info! I would be kinda neat to have one of these but, I would have to be able to justify the new lawn ornament to my better half.