Twin 4"/50 breech from USS Hovey (DD-208) or USS Long (DD-209)

Twin 4"/50 breech from USS Hovey (DD-208) or USS Long (DD-209)
Here we see the breech end of a twin 4"/50 gun, as used on a limited number of Clemson class destroyer, in this case either USS Hovey (DD-208) or USS Long (DD-209). Note the two stage interupted screw breeches, opening in opposite directions.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (30 September 2018), Twin 4"/50 breech from USS Hovey (DD-208) or USS Long (DD-209) , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_twin_4in_breech_hovey_long.html

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