SX4652 : 12" Coastal Defence Gun

taken 10 years ago, near to Cremyll, Cornwall, Great Britain

12" Coastal Defence Gun
12" Coastal Defence Gun
These 12" Coastal Defence Guns weigh 25 Tons each and were made between 1866-71 by Sir William Armstrong. The full service charge was 50lbs of gunpowder firing an explosive shell of 496lbs weight over an average range of 7000 yards (4 miles). Can you imagine how much was involved in manufacturing, transporting and siting these guns - done in days when men were men.
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SX4652, 61 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 9 July, 2007
Category
Gun emplacement   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 469 528 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.3257N 4:9.1882W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 468 528
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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