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Gallery: 1930-1941 Description: 160k The main mast is obscured by smoke in this mid 1930s photo. Like Oklahoma (BB-37), she was modified extensively prior to WW II, completing a Puget Sound refit in June 1941. Her antiaircraft directors and range finders were consolidated and enclosed. Foundations for the 1.1-inch guns were installed (but not the guns themselves). The directors would have been installed on the emergency cabin level (below the signal bridge), above where the 5-inch directors are shown in this photo. Fixed splinter shields were installed, and the flag bridge was extended. Machine gun platforms were installed on the maintop (4 guns) and on the foremast (2 guns), for a total of eight 0.50-calibere machine gun
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