United States of America
8"/55 (20.3 cm) Mark 71

Updated 05 March 2011


Firing trials aboard USS Hull DD-945
USN picture courtesy of Leo Fischer


Cleaning the gun mount in September 1975
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 98315


Side view of USS Hull in April 1975 showing the relative sizes between the bow 8"/55 (20.3 cm) and the stern 5"/54 (12.7 cm) guns
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 98308


Mark 71 General Dimensions
Image courtesy of Leo Fischer


Sketch showing installation of Mark 71 on Spruance DD-963 class
Image courtesy of Leo Fischer
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Laser-guided 8" (20.3 cm) Paveway or CLGP developed in the 1970s at Dahlgren Laboratory, Virginia
USS Hull made 5 out of 5 hits on moored ex-destroyer target USS Burns (DD-588) in June 1976 using these projectiles

Page History

18 January 2008 - Benchmark
05 March 2011 - Added installation sketch for Spruance class