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THE BRITISH NAVY.

TEST OF GUNS AGAINST AIR

CRAFT.

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1 ' LONDON,. March, 10. The first appearance of grns for use in the British fleet against air jcraft was made in the Iron Duke, which was undergoing her manoeuvres test .There are two guns, each throwing a 12 poun4 highly explosive shell effectively over a range of seven thousand yards. The -possible was not. hit, but ib is believed that the explosion would be sufficiont to bring down an aeroplane.

The Iron Duke is also "introducing a six-inch and a torpedo battery.

The newest battleships are dispensing with the torpedo defence net, known as "the crinoline." It is easily penetrated by the latest torpedoes and is useless and obsolete. The sailors do not regret the change, as "Outinets" was an unpopular order, involving a laborious task.

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THE BRITISH NAVY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914

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THE BRITISH NAVY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914

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