Some of the Armour plating on HMS Caroline in Alexandria drydock, Belfast.

As a light cruiser built during the age of the Battleship, she was designed to give a punch, aswell as take a few. She had 1inch armour plating on her decks and between 3 and 1 inches along her waists and waterline.

Compared to todays ships this was actually quite a lot, compared to ships of her day this was very little. However, she was designed more for speed than to take damage. This worked well to her advantage as she survived the only major naval battle of WW1, the Battle of Jutland while dozens of ships around her and thousands of men didnt.

Taken with my Fujifilm Z200 and edited in Photoshop CS5.

Exposure: 1/280sec
f-stop: f/3.8
ISO: 100
Lens: Non-interchangeable, Zoom 35-210 eq.

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Belfast born and bred photographer now living out in Dundonald, Northern Ireland. Concentrating mainly on Land and Seascapes, Macro and Abstract, my work is shot both in colour and Black & White making use of Adobe Photoshop.

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  • Berns
    Bernsover 3 years ago

    Great detail and texture Chris :)

  • Thank you!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • MelissaRaquel
    MelissaRaquelover 3 years ago

    oooh that is so cool Chris!! :)

  • Thank you Melissa :-)

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 3 years ago

    nice tone to this Chris!! Super detail!!

  • Thank you! The detailing on ship hulls has always facinated me for some reason, especially on the Caroline

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 3 years ago

    Soon as I saw this, I felt like I was trapped in an old war ship, POW or something similar. Excellent piece, it’s a visual feast with the rivets and panels.

  • Wow! What a comment!! Ive always felt there was so much food for the eyes to digest in the side of the ship, so ive tried to capture it as I see it here! So glad you like it!

    – Chris Cardwell

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