USS Maryland (BB-46), USS Hovey (DD-208) and USS Long (DD-209), Panama Canal, 24 April 1931

USS Maryland (BB-46), USS Hovey (DD-208) and USS Long (DD-209), Panama Canal, 24 April 1931

Here we see the battleship USS Maryland (BB-46) and the Clemson class destroyers USS Hovey (DD-208) and USS Long (DD-209) in the Miraflores Lock on the Panama Canal on 24 April 1931.

Each 16in gun on the Maryland weighed 105 tons, for a total of 840 tons for the guns alone, which each individual twin gun turret weighed more than a Clemson class destroyer! As this picture shows, the turrets were also wider than the destroyers! Note the two biplanes stored above the rear turrets of the Maryland.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (15 September 2018), USS Maryland (BB-46), USS Hovey (DD-208) and USS Long (DD-209), Panama Canal, 24 April 1931 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Maryland_BB46_USS_Hovey_DD208_USS_Long_DD209_Panama.html

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