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May 25, 1953

USS New Jersey shells W. Korea

SEOUL, KOREA (UP) - An American battleship and a British aircraft carrier shelled Communist positions on the West Coast today as the Eighth Army announced more Chinese "volunteers" had entered the war.

The battleship New Jersey and the carrier Ocean teamed up to hit Communist fortifications shielding the coastal city of Chinnampo and the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.

Sea shelling of the Red positions lasted more than three hours as a follow-up of a combined Anglo-American bomber raid on supply lines and depots south of Pyongyang.

When the "Big J," which shelled the east coast port of Wonsan, turned its guns on Chinnampo's fortifications, it marked only the fourth time since the start of the war that the west coast had been hit by 16" guns.



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