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Don't know why I hadn't noticed before but the Missouri is missing a gun turret. It should have 4 to be historically correct.

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No.

I have never, ever seen any photos of the USS Missouri with any more or any less than 3 turrets.

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Missouri during the Surrender ceremony

Note the 5 dual 5" mounts on each side..  Little hard to see.

Iowa class stats and internals were classified until recently.

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Right from Wikipedia:

General characteristics (1943)
Class and type: Iowa-class battleship
Displacement:
  • 45,000 long tons (46,000 t) light
  • 57,500 long tons (58,400 t) full load
Length: 887.2 ft (270.4 m)
Beam: 108.2 ft (33.0 m)
Draft: 28.9 ft (8.8 m)
Speed: 32.7 kn (37.6 mph; 60.6 km/h)
Range: 14,890 mi (23,960 km)
Complement: 2,700 officers and enlisted
Armament:
Armor:
  • Belt: 12.1 in (307 mm)
  • Bulkheads: 14.5 in (368 mm)
  • Barbettes: 11.6 to 17.3 in (295 to 439 mm)
  • Turrets: 19.5 in (495 mm)
  • Decks:
  • main 1.5 in (38 mm)
  • second 6.0 in (152 mm)

General characteristics (1943)
Class and type:    Iowa-class battleship
Displacement:    
45,000 long tons (46,000 t) light
57,500 long tons (58,400 t) full load
Length:    887.2 ft (270.4 m)
Beam:    108.2 ft (33.0 m)
Draft:    28.9 ft (8.8 m)
Speed:    32.7 kn (37.6 mph; 60.6 km/h)
Range:    14,890 mi (23,960 km)
Complement:    2,700 officers and enlisted
Armament:    
9 × 16 in (406 mm)/50 cal Mark 7 guns
20 × 5 in (127 mm)/38 cal Mark 12 guns
80 × 40 mm/56 cal anti-aircraft guns
49 × 20 mm/70 cal anti-aircraft cannons
Armor:    
Belt: 12.1 in (307 mm)
Bulkheads: 14.5 in (368 mm)
Barbettes: 11.6 to 17.3 in (295 to 439 mm)
Turrets: 19.5 in (495 mm)
Decks:
main 1.5 in (38 mm)
second 6.0 in (152 mm)

 

Since there are 2 guns per turret, and 20 guns, that would be 10 turrets, or 5 per side. Now ya'all can argue about where those 5 turrets were placed.

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1 hour ago, Preacher67 said:

It should have 4 to be historically correct.

It should have 5 per side.

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