NZ3866 : Disappearing Gun

taken 13 years ago, near to South Shields, South Tyneside, Great Britain

Disappearing Gun
Disappearing Gun
Moncrieff Disappearing Gun on Trow Point was first placed there in 1887 when the army were experimenting with coastal defences. A forerunner of the turret gun demonstrating the technical brilliance of the Victorian engineers. The gun was forced down into the pit for re-loading by the recoil after the gun fired, so affording protection to the crew and obscuring the gun from direct enemy fire. A counter balance then raised the gun after loading. (The current gun is a replica installed in 1987).
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NZ3866, 61 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 May, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 May, 2005
Category
Wartime relics   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3834 6667 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.5887N 1:24.1375W
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