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Carronade

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
1. Carronade Marker
Inscription.  

Carronada
Descripcion
Pieza corta de artillería naval que tuvo su apogeo a finales del siglo XVIII, construida en bronce, cañón disenado por el General Robert Melville y fundido en Carrón (Escocia). Fue empleado por fuerzas del ejército y navales. Se caracterizaba por tener un cañon más corto, pero contaba con un calibre mayor en sus proyectiles los cuales eran preferentemente balas huecas y de metralla.

Datos técnicos
Origen Inglaterra
Año de fabricación 1779
Calibre 150 mm.
Peso 1,270 kg.
Peso de la granada 10.8 kg.
Alcance máximo 900 m.

English translation:
Carronade
Description:
A short piece of naval artillery that had its peak use at the end of the 18th century. Built in bronze, it was a cannon designed by General Robert Melville and cast by Carron Ironworks, Scotland. It was employed by army and naval forces. It was characterized by being a shorter cannon, but it had a large caliber in its projectiles which were preferably hollow cannonballs and shrapnel.

Technical data:
Origin: England
Year of manufacture: 1779
Carronade and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
2. Carronade and Marker

Calibre: 150 mm
Weight: 1270 kg
Projectile weight: 10.8 kg
Maximum reach: 900 m
 
Location. 19° 24.991′ N, 99° 11.545′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Molino del Rey just south of Fernando Alencastre, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 11850, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 12-inch Cannon (here, next to this marker); 24-pounder Cannon (here, next to this marker); 24-pounder Gribeauval Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Blakely Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Molino de Rey War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); 68-pounder Cannon (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 24-pounder Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); 12-inch Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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