Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
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.
Año de fabricación 1779
Calibre 150 mm.
Peso 1,270 kg.
Peso de la granada 10.8 kg.
Alcance máximo 900 m.
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.
Year of manufacture: 1779
Calibre: 150 mm
Weight: 1270 kg
Projectile weight: 10.8 kg
Maximum reach: 900 m
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
Location. 19° 24.991′ N, 99° 11.545′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección. 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 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 México.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.