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Picture of British Ammunition at Whale Island ca. 1900 including 16.25″ (41.2 cm) to the far left, note the huge size of the shell and charges stacked next to it, followed by the comparable rounds. The second shell is a 13.5-incher and the third a 12, which look downright puny in comparison. Picture ID Number P01075.019. AWM

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Russian warship during the battle of Tsushima May 2728, 1905.

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Screensaver-worthy in various ways.

 

Definitely illustrates futile, last-ditch courage

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That pic of Dante Alighieri really piqued my curiosity. Another pic at;

 

https://www.gettyimages.fr/detail/photo/battleship-dante-alighieri-in-july-1927-italy-20th-century-photo/1072800912

 

Very modern-looking, minimal "gingerbread" on deck.

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I just noticed, when looking at the picture above of the Dante Alighieri, that there are smaller, completely unprotected, guns mounted on the roof of the main gun turrets. :blink: Would they really be manned when those big guns go into action? :unsure:

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Because they are arranged with the main gun barrels, I suspect these are subcaliber guns for training.

No, it is 3in guns for torpedoboat defence. It was quite common for early dreadnoughts to have secondary guns on main turret tops, Dreadnought herself had it also.

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