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  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 1417

    Royal Marines remove old paint from the X gun turret on board HMS RODNEY before repainting. Another of the triple 16 inch gun turrets can be seen beyond the men.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 149

    On board HMS RODNEY the Navigating Officer at work with the Battenberg (instrument on his left) which helps him to get in the right position when altering course in relation to another ship.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 1424

    Sailors haul away on one of the guy ropes of the main derrick on board HMS RODNEY.

  • SCENES ON BOARD THE BATTLESHIP HMS RODNEY AT SEA

    SCENES ON BOARD THE BATTLESHIP HMS RODNEY AT SEA

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 2219

    A group of 'Hostilities Only' Royal Navy seamen sit at a mess table eating breakfast of porridge marmalade and fish. Crockery, bottles and cans of food are on the table.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 1137

    One of the triple 16 inch guns in HMS RODNEY being cleaned out by a sailor whilst another can be seen straddling the barrel whilst he cleans it. The guns had to be kept in immaculate condition so they were ready for firing night or day.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 120

    The crew of HMS RODNEY parades for inspection on deck next to her 16 inch gun turrets. The superstructure can be seen in the background.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 156

    The Boiler Room on board HMS RODNEY, the hottest spot in the ship, where the temperature averages 120 degrees Fahrenheit, making the hand rails and chains too hot for those not used to it to hold. Two stokers can be seen checking the temperature of the...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 165

    A sailor secures a rolled and bound hammock to a steel hook fixed to a beam of the Mess deck specially for that purpose on board the battleship HMS RODNEY. A stack of boxes can be seen in the background.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 195

    Sailors drag a rope attached to the main derrick in order to bring in a picket boat on board HMS RODNEY.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 2123

    Inside the gunhouse of one of the three Mark I triple mountings of HMS RODNEY showing the three 16 inch Mark I guns. In the foreground the gun lock is being shifted. In the centre the gun is being loaded and the gun on the left is ready to fire. Three...

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