Bow 8 in turrets of heavy cruiser HMS York, sister to Exeter (photo nearby). Critically damaged by Italian explosive motorboats in March 1941 in Suda Bay, Crete, she was put beyond repair by the Royal Navy before the allied withdrawal from the Island after the German invasion in May.
8.2 in armoured cruiser Gneisenau - with her sister Scharnhorst, the heart of Admiral von Spee's Far East fleet on the outbreak of WW1. After inflicting a defeat on the British off Chile at the Coronel in November 1914 both were sunk the following month at the Battle of the Falkland Islands by British battlecruisers. Their WW2 namesakes also forged a notable partnership from 1940 - 42.
Dazzle camouflage, also known as Razzle Dazzle or Dazzle painting, was a camouflage paint scheme used on ships, extensively during World War I to confuse enemy ships ability to determine it's distance and exact location.
HMS Jamaica (44), a Crown Colony-class cruiser of the Royal Navy, was named after the island of Jamaica, which was a British possession when she was built in the late 1930s. The light cruiser spent almost her entire wartime career on Arctic convoy duties, except for a deployment south for the landings in North Africa in November 1942. She participated in the Battle of the Barents Sea in 1942 and the Battle of North Cape in 1943. Jamaica escorted several aircraft carriers in 1944 as they flew…