Little known fact: If you flip the switch that connects a 5”/38 gun to the gun director, the gun instantly points in the same direction as the little radar dish. We found that to be true in 1966 or 1967 when the director’s dish was pointed straight up and someone engaged the gun; unfortunately they had parked the ass end of an F8 directly over the gun. It makes a sound like crunching potato chips when the stabilizer implodes. The fly boys were pissed, but the gun was not harmed.
USS Shangri La (CVA38) Marine Detachment