The Golden Gate gets a big gun

A 16-inch gun that used to be on the USS Missouri is about to be installed in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, near San Francisco.
(Credit: U.S. Library of Congress )
Visitors to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, just north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, will soon be able to check out a massive new World War II-era battleship gun.

The 16-inch gun, originally mounted on the USS Missouri, saw significant action during World War II, and according to the National Park Service, is featured prominently in photographs of the Japanese surrender ceremony that took…

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