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Close-up of one of HMS King George V's secondary gun turrets and various officers and crew, 1945

Caption   Close-up of one of HMS King George V's secondary gun turrets and various officers and crew, 1945 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseState Library of Victoria, Australia
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King George V   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 13 Jun 2011

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1. steve voorhees says:
9 Feb 2017 05:36:13 PM

If you zoom in on the above picture you can see a portrait of the King on each of the tompions at the end of each of the gun barrels. The tompions kept spray and debris out of the barrels.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
9 Feb 2017 06:13:28 PM

... and the face appears to be King George V, the ship’s namesake, rather than King George VI who was the reigning monarch when the photo was taken.

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