Gun batteries A and C each held two 5-inch deck guns from World War I battleships and were controlled by their own fire-control personnel/command. These concrete "ready boxes" held power bags and shells. The guns at the Navy Memorial fit the bolt pattern found at Batteries A and C.
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During the breeding season, adult tropicbirds (see one pictured above over Midway lagoon) fly in a group around one another, swinging their tail streamers from side to side for several minutes to attract the female bird. Their courtship displays are complex and consist of flying backwards, vertically, and in large, vertical circles.