HMS Rattlesnake from the left

HMS Rattlesnake from the left

Here we see the Beagle class destroyer HMS Rattlesnake from the left-rear, giving us an unusually clear view of her stern torpedo tube, a short 21in model that was only used on the Beagles. The rear 12-pounder can just be made out on its gun platform in front of the torpedo, and the second torpedo tube is half way between that and the rear funnel.

© IWM Q 75064

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (10 July 2020), HMS Rattlesnake from the left , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hms_rattlesnake_left.html

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