Old salts needed


This is the USS Marietta. It had 3 and 4 inch guns. The crew is holdling what I think is a 4 inch 40 shell. other opinions ?


Ray will know. He’s 2nd from the left in the group pic. He looked so young then.


I can’t write snappy dialogue like that without getting edited !


Me either. tick-tock





Check NavWeaps. It looks like a 4"/40 cartridge and mount.

I won’t make any other comment. I’m trying to make it for an entire week without a PM or email. Only six days to go.

Mr. Meketa


I looked up USS Marietta in Wikipedia.
It says: Armament: 2 × 11-inch (279 mm) smoothbore Dahlgren guns
I have a feeling I am looking at a wrong ship in the wrong time(frame). Merely trying to help. I know nothing of Navy, just a bunch of jokes about seamen.


OK, found the right ship.
Armament: • 6 × 4 in (100 mm) guns
• 1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun
• 4 × 6-pounder guns
• 2 × 1-pounder guns
• 1 × machine gun


You guys are ruining my serious thread with all of this levity.