Damaged 4in gun on HMS Laertes

Damaged 4in gun on HMS Laertes
Here we see the damage caused to one of the 4in guns on the Laforey class destroyer HMS Laertes by a pre-mature shell explosion at the battle of Heligoland Bight (28 August 1914) . The damage shows some of the internal structure of the barrel, with several layers of construction.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (22 June 2019), Damaged 4in gun on HMS Laertes, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hms_laertes_damaged_4in_gun.html

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