French batteship/coastal guns
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: French batteship/coastal guns

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 1969

    Default French batteship/coastal guns

    Ran across these photos while searching pictures of battleships. Here's the caption from the first photo:
    Gorée Island / Île de Gorée, Dakar, Senegal: colonial era guns - WWII French coastal artillery - cannon barrels at Le Castel, a rocky plateau - 240 mm cannons, taken from a Danton class battleship - Schneider armored turret - photo by T.Trenchard

    Obviously not from Danton herself, as her wreck was just located on the bottom of the Mediterranean last year.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	senegal114.jpg 
Views:	38 
Size:	131.4 KB 
ID:	359626Click image for larger version. 

Name:	senegal43.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	128.5 KB 
ID:	359627
    Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum.
    (To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.)

    -M. Tullius Cicero

  2. #2


    Found Goree Island on Google maps:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Picture2.jpg 
Views:	36 
Size:	43.5 KB 
ID:	359770
    Turning relics into near-relics since 2005.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Connecticut, USA

  4. Remove Advertisements

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Southwest Oklahoma

    Default French Coastal Defense Senegal Dakar

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	img-141901tiv22.jpg 
Views:	22 
Size:	41.4 KB 
ID:	359791
    "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." (James Madison, The Federalist Papers #46 at 243-244)

    ...the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has always proved to be possible.
    - Hubert H. Humphrey, "Gun" magazine, Feb. '60

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts