Officers of HMS Minerva at Port Amelia, October 1918 (1 of 2)

Officers of HMS Minerva at Port Amelia, October 1918 (1 of 2)

Here we see the officers of the Eclipse class cruiser HMS Minerva sitting in front of a Portuguese gun they have found at Port Amelia (modern Pemba in Mozambique). Although it isn't terribly clear, one of the cruiser's modern guns can just be made out behind the officers.

Many thanks to Ian Fagg for providing us with these pictures. If anyone knows anything more about this cannon and its fate could they please get in touch!

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (13 December 2019), Officers of HMS Minerva at Port Amelia, October 1918 (1 of 2) , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hms_minerva_officers_2.html

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