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Re: Interesting turret top marking on USS Colorado
Thanks guys. Dana, do you happen to know if it was just on the 3rd turret? Or did one of the forward turrets also have one?
Hi Jeff (and Ed),
The orders for those white cross markings have eluded me for years now. The best I've found so far is an order that the white cross turret markings will not be used for the upcoming gunnery trials. The implication is that that white cross somehow identified ships that would be firing the big guns, but that marking seems like a lot of trouble for such a simple operation.
I'm sure someone will find the explanation one day - I hope I'm lucky enough to be the one, but I'll be happy to see what anyone comes up with...
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