TQ3179 : Guns in front of the Imperial War Museum

taken 6 years ago, near to Lambeth, Great Britain

Guns in front of the Imperial War Museum
Guns in front of the Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum is to be found in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park. What is now the Imperial War Museum was built in the early 19th century as the Bethlem Royal Hospital, also known as Bedlam. The hospital moved to Monks Orchard at Beckenham in 1930 (see LinkExternal link ) and the Imperial War Museum took over the building, opening to the public here in 1936. The guns are British 15-inch naval guns and had a range of over 16 miles. The nearer one was mounted in HMS Ramillies in 1916 and first saw action in 1920 during the Greco-Turkish War. Later the gun was used against Italian land forces and warships in 1940. It was removed in 1941. The further gun was mounted in HMS Resolution between 1915 and 1938 and also saw service during the Greco-Turkish War. The gun was remounted in HMS Roberts and took part in D-Day in June 1944. The gun was removed in 1945. Both guns were installed here in 1968.
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Wednesday, 1 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 2 February, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  People, Events 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3139 7920 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.7888N 0:6.5182W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3137 7921
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