NZ3866 : Gun Mounting

taken 4 years ago, near to South Shields, South Tyneside, Great Britain

Gun Mounting
Gun Mounting
Although a relatively modern gun, it rests on a concrete base dating from the late 19c. It was constructed to house the Hiram Maxim Disappearing Gun which was undergoing trials. The gun operated by water and air pressure to raise and lower it into the concrete housing thereby protecting it from return enemy fire whilst reloading. The 6" gun did fire successfully with a range of 30,000 feet but the lowering mechanism was hopelessly slow, taking 8 hours to reach the required pressure.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 10 February, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Defence, Military 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3835 6665 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.5779N 1:24.1283W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3835 6665
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Artillery  Gun  Hiram Maxim 

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