Side guns on Edward VII Class pre-dreadnought battleship

Side guns on Edward VII Class pre-dreadnought battleship

This picture shows the side guns on a Edward VII Class pre-dreadnought battleship. The Edward VII Class ships were the only Royal Navy battleships of the period to carry two sizes of secondary armament - four 9.2in Mk X guns in single turrets on the corners of the main superstructure and ten 6in Mk VII guns, with three in a single battery on each side. The last pre-dreadnoughts, the Lord Nelson class, eliminated the 6in guns and carried a secondary armament of 9.2in guns only.

Here we can see one of the corner 9.2in guns (upper right with part of the turret visible), three of the 6in guns (across the centre of the picture) and two of the smaller anti-torpedo guns emerging from the open space above the nearest 6in gun. Below the guns is the torpodo netting, designed to be deployed when the ship was at anchor.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (4 June 2014), Side guns on Edward VII Class pre-dreadnought battleship , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_edward_VII_class_side_guns.html

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