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Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

12-inch Cannon

 
 
12-inch Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
1. 12-inch Cannon Marker
Inscription.  

Cañón de 12 pulgadas
Descripción
Pieza de bronce y de fabricación estadounidense, utilizada por el ejército contra fortificaciones y tropas, este tipo de cañones se utilizaron por primera vez en la guerra de independencia de los Estados Unidos de América, utilizándose ampliamente en las guerras posteriores a la Revolución Francesa y en las Guerras Napoleónicas

Datos técnicos
Origen E.U.A.
Año de fabricación 1784
Calibre 120 mm.
Peso 4,800 kg.
Peso de la granada 10.8 kg.
Alcance máximo 1,000 m.

English translation:
12-inch Cannon
Description:
A bronze, American-made piece used by the army against fortifications and troops, this type of cannon was used for the first time in the War of Independence of the United States of America. It was widely used in the wars after the French Revolution and in the Napoleonic Wars.

Technical data:
Origin: USA
Year of manufacture: 1784
Caliber: 120 mm
Weight: 4800 kg
Projectile weight: 10.8 kg
Maximum reach: 1000 m
 
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MilitaryWar, US RevolutionaryWars, Non-US. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
 
Location. 19° 24.99′ 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. 24-pounder Cannon (here, next to this marker); Carronade (here, next to this marker); 24-pounder Gribeauval Cannon (here, next to 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 (a few steps from this marker); 12-inch Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
12-inch Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
2. 12-inch Cannon and Marker
12-inch Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
3. 12-inch Cannon and Marker
The Carronade can be seen further to the north in this view.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 126 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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