Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
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.
Año de fabricacion 1854
Calibre 152 mm.
Peso 2,500 kg.
Peso de la granada 10.88 kg.
Alcance máximo 3,000 m.
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.
Year of manufacture: 1854
Calibre: 152 mm
Weight: 2500 kg
Projectile weight: 10.88 kg
Maximum reach 3000 m
Topics. Man-Made Features • Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
Location. 19° 24.978′ N, 99° 11.543′ 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. 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 México.
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