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1. Firing the 40 ' s 2. The Gun Gang in the Armory 3. 1st and 2nd Division Botswain ' s Mates 4. Tracking a high target 5. Commence Firing
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and it landed in a nit ' adow without doing any harm: hut we can always consider it as our individual sahile to the aircraft carrier Sii AN«;ni-LA which was l)eing built in the dock next to ours!) On the Mighty " A " ' the Iwodeck divisions, the 1st and 2nd. are in I he (Junnery Depart- ment ; hut. as on most oilier ships, the duties ol the seamen in these divisions oMrlaj) into other departments. The hand thai jinils the trigger at General Quarters finds ilself on the business end of a swab or broom innnedialely afterwards; or the men who pass the amnnnii- lion find themselves chipping |)ainl. splicing wire, mess-cooking, steering, or sweeping the horizon as a foretop lookout. Sometimes a seaman gels such a variety of joi s in sucli (juick succession thai he hardh knows wh ich department he ' s in or who he ' s working for! Bui that ' s what (Junnery means — co- operating wilh all other dcparl inciils lo I he end that, when the lime comes, all other departments will co-o|)erale wilh (Junnery. (As if there was any question about it. with something lo shoot at that ' s shooting back!) In the |)asl ten voyages the fJKMORAi, A. E. Anokh.sun has " delivered the men " to every combatant area on the face of this troubled old earth, and they have stepped off our gang- plank into the front-line fox-holes. We have lra elled alone, wilh our ecpials. and some- limes wilh merchant shijis and small frv who lookeil lo us lo pull them through. The navi- gators plot Ihe course, the engineers twist the screws, the gunners man the guns. (Jun- nery has had a chip on its shoulder IwiMitv- four hours a day, seven days a week: and thus far no slant-eye guy looking for trouble has dared knock it off. Uul remember this — when Jap flags gel on our slacks and stars get in our ril)bons, (junnery will ]nil ihcMi ihcre! Second Division
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5 1. Loading the 5- INCH 4. Guns against the sky 2. On tahget 5. 20 ' s between the stacks i. Nkjht Firing 6. • General Quarters I I
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