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24-pounder Cannon

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
1. 24-pounder Cannon Marker
Inscription.  

Cañón largo de 24 libras
Descripción
Pieza de artillería de grueso calibre que era montada en buques de guerra en la edad de la vela (siglo XVI y mediados del siglo XIX). Fue fabricado en bronce fundido e ánima lisa y de avancarga. Sustituyó por completo a las culebrinas. Este material fue utilizado como arma principal de defensa y asalto en las fragantes pesadas a principios del siglo XIX.

Origen bélgica
Año de fabricacion 1854
Calibre 152 mm.
Peso 2,500 kg.
Peso de la granada 10.88 kg.
Alcance máximo 3,000 m.

English translation:
24-pounder Cannon
Description:
A thick-calibre artillery piece that was mounted on warships in the sailing age (16th to mid-19th century). It was made of cast bronze, had a smooth bore and was muzzle loaded. It completely replaced the culverin type of cannon. It was used as the main weapon of defense and assault in heavy frigates in the early nineteenth century.

Origin: Belgium
Year of manufacture: 1854
Calibre: 152 mm
Weight: 2500 kg
Projectile weight: 10.88 kg
Maximum reach 3000 m
 
Location.
24-pounder Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
2. 24-pounder Cannon and Marker
19° 24.978′ N, 99° 11.543′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico. 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 11850, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 68-pounder Cannon (here, next to this marker); 12-inch Howitzer (here, next to this marker); 24-pounder Howitzer (here, next to this marker); Molino de Rey War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Blakely Cannon (a few steps from this marker); 12-pounder Napoleon Cannon (a few steps from this marker); 24-pounder Gribeauval 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 Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesMilitary
 
24-pounder Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
3. 24-pounder Cannon and Marker
Note the 68-pounder Cannon and Molino de Rey War Memorial to the left of the featured marker and cannon.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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