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19/04/1989 A gun turret explodes at USS Iowa


USS Iowa Gun Turret Explosion - Australian TV News Item (1989)

The USS Iowa turret explosion occurred in the Number Two 16-inch gun turret of the United States Navy battleship USS Iowa. The explosion in the center gun room killed 47 of the turret's crewmen and severely damaged the gun turret itself. The investigations produced conflicting conclusions.
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    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • Explosion 

    • Immediate aftermath 

    • First Navy investigation 

    • Sandia investigation 

    • Second Navy investigation 

    • Aftermath