Sunday, May 23, 2010

Six Rifles

6-inch (152mm) triple turrets, HMS Belfast museum ship, Southwark, London
6-inch (152mm) triple turrets
HMS Belfast museum ship
Southwark, London, October 2009

7 comments:

tapirgal said...

Are those really called "rifles"? Are they technically built like rifles inside? They look huge and scary, but I guess that's the point.

Jacob said...

I was in the Navy, but never served aboard a ship. This one is now a museum...I wonder if it was used in WWII? I understand that sound of those guns going off was quite something!

Nori said...

I hope those guns are only for celebretion!

cieldequimper said...

Re. your comment on VDP: mid June? What's up mid-June? The 18th? It can't be the 6th, that isn't mid month!

HMS Belfast I have never visited. I like this shot, the symmetry of the guns appeals to me (not the guns though.)

cieldequimper said...

I've just looked up Eurosatory, I had no idea that thing even existed. It isn't held anywhere near Versailles though, but in Villepinte, North of Paris.

Dina said...

I love to tour ships like this but hate to think of their fire power.

Tinsie said...

HMS Belfast never looks photogenic to me. This is a great angle. Well shot!