Saturday, 15 April 2017

Huge problems with the 12” guns on board of the French battleships according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 14 February 1911

An item dated London, England 13th reported that during the latest gunnery exercises of the French battleships of 5 of the 6 ships the gun turrets of the 30,48cm/12” guns or even the guns self were ‘compressed‘. In a interview stated vice admiral Bellue that the damaged would be repaired on short notice.