Y-turret from HMS Achilles

Y-turret from HMS <em>Achilles</em>

Y Turret from the Leander-class light cruiser HMS Achilles on display at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland. The Leanders were the first British light cruisers to mount all their main guns in centre-line turrets. Y was the turret closest to the cruiser's stern. The other three turrets were A and B (forward of the bridge) and X.

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John UttingAnonymous

Posted: 03 Nov 2022

My uncle served either this or x turret at the Battle of the Plate 13 Dec 1939


Posted: 28 Aug 2012

My grandfather fired this gun, Battle of River Plate