3-Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun Historical

3-Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun Historical (HM1XYM)

Location: Mesa, AZ 85215 Maricopa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 27.161', W 111° 44.117'

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The 3-Inch Mark 33 is a twin dual-purpose drive mount on a carriage base ring structure used with selective remote or local control. The Gun is primarily designed for defense against enemy aircraft and was installed on combat ships. Each gun is capable of firing 50 rounds of ammunition per minute. This gun was removed from the USS Guam (LPH-9), an amphibious assault helicopter carrier serving in the Caribbean Theater. On August 2, 1966, the USS Guam left the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and prepared for service as the primary recovery ship for the Gemini II Space Flight. On September 18, at 0959 EST, the USS Guam recovered Astronauts Pete Conrad and Dick Gordon 710 miles east of Cape Kennedy Florida after a successful mission in space.
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Date Added Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 431665 N 3701715
Decimal Degrees33.45268333, -111.73528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 27.161', W 111° 44.117'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 27' 9.66" N, 111° 44' 7.02" W
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Area Code(s)480, 602
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2055-2067 N Greenfield Rd, Mesa AZ 85215, US
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