TQ7568 : Cannon in front of Chatham Library

near to Brompton, Medway, Great Britain

Cannon in front of Chatham Library
Cannon in front of Chatham Library
On the grassed area in front of the Gun Wharf Library in Chatham.
The plaque in front of the cannon reads 'City of Rochester upon Medway. These Naval Cannon were excavated during the construction of the new river wall at Riverside in 1993. They have been mounted on new carriages designed to closely represent their original carriages. This cannon is an 18 pounder and had a range of approximately 3500 yards, it was cast in Finsprong, Sweden in 1783 for the Dutch Navy and would have come from a captured ship for probable re-use abroad a British vessel. The other two cannon are 12 pounders of British manufacture and both carry the royal cypher of King George III 1760-1820 They were probably cast prior to 1790.'
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2009
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 16 September, 2009
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Cannons   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 757 682 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.1656N 0:31.4285E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 756 682
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