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MINISTRY INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION (Q 18138) British Battleship ROYAL SOVEREIGN firing her after turret guns.WW I

Q British battleship HMS Royal Sovereign firing her after turret guns.

12 in dreadnought HMS Agincourt is the only battleship ever built to have mounted 7 main armament turrets - 2 forward, 2 midships, and (seen here) 3 aft (secondary armament foreground). Originally a Turkish order taken over whilst building in British yards in 1914, she was lavishly appointed and a very popular ship in which to serve - the original 'Gin Palace'.

HMS Agincourt - seven 12 inch Naval Guns - the most ever fitted to a Battleship! On-lookers used to say: "watching her fire, was like watching a battleship explode!

British battleship HMS Canada - a Chilean order taken over by the Royal Navy whilst under construction in 1915, she was the only 14 in gun ship in the fleet. Returned to Chile after WW1 and renamed Admiral Latorre, she was not scrapped till 1959.

British battleship HMS Canada - a Chilean order taken over by the Royal Navy whilst under construction in she was the only 14 in gun ship in the fleet. Returned to Chile after and renamed Admiral Latorre, she was not scrapped till

BRITISH BATTLESHIPS FIRST WORLD WAR (SP 508)   HMS EMPEROR OF INDIA at Invergordon, March 1915.

British dreadnought, HMS Emperor of India, at Invergordon, Scotland in She was a sister of Grand Fleet flagship HMS Iron Duke.

Damage to Q Turret on British Battle Cruiser HMS Lion which led to the deaths of around 50 of her crew and nearly destroyed the ship at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916

Damage to Q Turret on British Battle Cruiser HMS Lion which led to the deaths of around 50 of her crew and nearly destroyed the ship at the Battle of Jutland May 1916

British Battleships 16-inch Gun - As was fitted to HMS Nelson and HMS Rodney.

British Battleships Gun - As was fitted to HMS Nelson and HMS Rodney.

HMS Royal Oak in the North Sea showing snow covered deck.

HMS Royal Oak in the North Sea, showing snow-covered guns and deck.

15" Battleship gun turret under construction

A fine view of the sheer scale and complexity of the big gun turret for a Battleship. In this case, this appears to be a British gun mounting, of the type mounted on R class battleships, "Queen Elizabeth" class and Renown and Repulse.

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