Fired 1000th round of 16-inch ammunition

USS IOWA fired 1,000th round of 16-inch ammunition since being recommissioned in 1984.

A view of the breach end of the center Mark 7 16-inch/50-caliber gun inside the No. 2 turret aboard the battleship Iowa (BB-61) on 14 December 1986. Loaded in the gun is what will be the 1,000th round fired by the Iowa’s 16-inch guns since the ship’s recommissioning.