14 in battleship Ise pictured immediately post war in August 1945: she was bombed and sunk in shallow water by US Navy aircraft at Kure in July. By this time (like her sister Hyuga, which suffered a similar fate) she was a hybrid, her stern turrets having been removed to make her a quasi-carrier after the serious carrier losses at Midway in 1942.
A fine head-on view of the "teeth" of a capital ship.. the forward turrets of HMS Renown. Also shown to good advantage here are the cumbersome triple 4" mounts either side of the forward superstructure.
A fine view of the sheer scale and complexity of the big gun turret for a Battleship. In this case, this appears to be a British 15" gun mounting, of the type mounted on R class batlleships, "Queen Elizabeth" class and Renown and Repulse.