SS Stanley Park
This view of the SS Stanley Park at anchor shows the ship's general layout and much of its defensive equipment.
Stanley Park's most visible defensive armament is the 4-inch gun mounted on its stern (left), with an anti-aircraft rocket launcher often called a "pillar box" just to its right. Ships like Stanley Park also typically had a 12-pounder gun mounted near the bow (right), as well as a number of machine guns and 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns mounted in various locations. Long booms attached to both masts (centre left and centre right) supported anti-torpedo nets that could be trailed in the water in an attempt to stop torpedoes.
George Metcalf Archival Collection