The names of main guns on warships

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It's come to my attention recently that the main guns on some warships are given names, much like fighter pilots often name their aircraft. I've only seen this on a few Battleships, but I'm willing to bet that it's a pretty common practice (or was at one time).


For example, on the HMS Nelson, the main guns were named "Happy", "Grumpy", "Sneezy", "Dopey", "Sleepy", "Bashful", "Doc", "Mickey" and "Minnie";
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Nelson_%2828%29

This 8"/45 gun on the USS Rhode Island was named the "Emilie";
WNUS_8-45_mk6_breech_pic.jpg


In this video of the USS Wisconsin firing her main guns for the last time, you can clearly see that one of the gun breechblocks has the name "Alfalfa" written on it;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVvEPTYrcXA


Does anyone know the names of the guns on any other warships? I've searched the internet high and low, but these are the only examples I've ever seen --- and I found every one of them by chance!
 

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On the battleship Bismarck the main guns where named "Anton", "Bruno", "Caesar" and "Dora".
 

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On the battleship Bismarck the main guns where named "Anton", "Bruno", "Caesar" and "Dora".

Wasn't that the designation of the towers?

From bow to stern: A-B-C-D
 

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pometablava said:
Wasn't that the designation of the towers?

It was, and this designation was used on other ships, e.g. the Tirpitz, too.
 

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pometablava said:
On the battleship Bismarck the main guns where named "Anton", "Bruno", "Caesar" and "Dora".

Wasn't that the designation of the towers?

From bow to stern: A-B-C-D

Turrets, not towers.


On HMS Agincourt, the 7 main turrets were named after days of the week, starting with Monday for the foremost turret.
 

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Turrets, not towers.

I'm sorry. That was an straight translation from Spanish to English :-[

For turret designation info please read that:

http://warships1discussionboards.yuku.com/reply/82638#.UX01zZU3Zxg
 

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