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Re: topside 40mm and 20mm on BBs
Whatever time was available.
Mounts on the main deck far from any superstructure, likely headed below decks down the nearest deck hatches. On the IOWA's, there were one such hatches behind each 40-mm mount. I'm less sure from images I have, but it appears to be the same case for hatches in similar locations on the other fast battleships.
Watching Too Young the Hero. The Calvin Graham story and the 40mm crew move into shelter inside the superstructure when the 16" alarm bells sound.
How much time was given to clear the deck? The forcastle mounted AA crews went where for shelter?
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