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

68-pounder Cannon

 
 
68-pounder Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
1. 68-pounder Cannon Marker
Inscription.  

Cañón de 68 libras
Descripción
Pieza de artillería de defensa costera diseñada y utilizada por las fuerzas armadas británicas a mediados del siglo XIX. Este cañón de avancarga se ganó la reputación como mejor cañón de ánima lisa de esa época. Diseñado para enfrentar al armamento pesado y penetrar la protección o corazas mejorada en los buques modernos, de ahí que su granada fuera hueca.

Datos técnicos
Origen Inglaterra
Año de fabricación 1861
Calibre 203 mm.
Peso 3,036 kg.
Peso de la granada 30.84 kg.
Alcance maximo 3,300 m.

English translation:
68-pounder Cannon
Description:
Coastal defense artillery piece designed and used by the British armed forces in the mid-19th century. This muzzle-loading cannon earned the reputation as the best smooth bore cannon of that time. Designed to face heavy armament and penetrate improved protection or armoring on modern ships, hence its projectile was hollow.

Technical data:
Origin: England
Year of manufacture: 1861
Calibre: 203 mm
Weight: 3036 kg
Projectile weight: 30.84
68-pounder Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
2. 68-pounder Cannon and Marker
kg
Maximum reach: 3300 m
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesMilitary.
 
Location. 19° 24.98′ N, 99° 11.543′ W. Marker is in Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección, 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: Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección, 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); Molino de Rey War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Blakely Cannon (here, next to this marker); 12-inch Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); 24-pounder Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); 24-pounder Gribeauval Cannon (a few steps from this marker); 12-pounder Napoleon Cannon (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 24-pounder Cannon (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección.
 
68-pounder Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
3. 68-pounder Cannon and Marker
In this view towards the north, the 68-pounder Cannon is to the right, with other cannons and the Molino de Rey War Memorial to the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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