4 inch Mark IV Naval Gun at Stanley/Falkland Islands

Sun, 02/19/2023 - 00:47

Took this photo during a cruise at the Falkland Islands.

This is a  Quick Fire (QF) 4 inch Mk. IV naval gun on a pedestal mount at Ordnance Point (!), East Falkland. A gun from the late 1930s which was placed at Ordnance Point in 1942 - and it is still there.

Many guns of this type were used in coastal batteries in Hong Kong, e.g. at the WWII Improvised battery in Apleichau. They would probably look like this one today, but they were (all?) destroyed before the surrender to Japanese troops in 1941.

Date picture taken
23 Nov 2022