London Borough of Lambeth in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
British 15-inch naval guns
In 1914, the 15-inch gun was the newest, largest and most powerful of the big guns used in Royal Navy battleships. The gun was developed in 1912 for the new Queen Elizabeth class battleships and became the main armament in 22 ships. Each example weighs 100 tons (102 tonnes) and, at maximum range, could fire a l,938lb (876kg) shell a distance of 16 miles (29kms). The guns were installed in from of Imperial War Museum London in 1968.
The gun on the left was mounted in HMS Ramillies in 1916. It first saw action in 1920 during the Greco - Turkish War. Later, the gun was used against Italian land forces and warships in August and November 1940. Is was removed from HMS Ramillies in 1941.
The gun on the right mounted in HMS Resolution between1915 and 1938 and also saw service during the Greco - Turkish War. The gun was remounted in HMS Roberts , an important unit in the naval forces assembled for the invasion of Normandy in June 1944. On D-Day, Roberts bombarded Houlgate Battery, on the eastern edge of the Allied landing area. During the campaign, she shelled enemy positions around Caen. On 1 November 1944. Roberts supported the assault on the Dutch island of Walcheren, engaging a German battery near Westkapelle. The gun was removed in 1945.
Location. Touch for map. Located in front of the Imperial War Museum, London. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Lambeth, England SE1 6HZ, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Section of the Berlin Wall (a few steps from this marker); Soviet World War II Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); One Mile from London Bridge (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Faraday Memorial (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Wellington Hotel & Public House (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Roll of Honor (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Southern Railway World War II Memorial (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); D-Day Anniversary (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Lambeth.
Also see . . .
1. Imperial War Museum. (Submitted on May 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Imperial War Museum on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • War, World I • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.