Pennsville in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
12-inch gun: Model 1888
Overall length 36.66’
Weight of Gun 116,480 Pounds
Muzzle Velocity 1,975 Feet per Second
Maximum Recorded Range Fired 17,320 Yards (9.8 miles)
Weight of Projectile 1,000 Pounds
Weight of Powder Charge 450 Pounds
Chamber Pressure 27,040 Foot Tons
12-inch Disappearing Carriage: Model 1896
Loading Angle 5 Degrees
Firing Angle -5 to +15 Degrees
Traverse 115 Degrees
Weight of Carriage 480,900 Pounds
Type of Sight 3 inch Telescope Model 1904
Weight of Counter Weight 162,280 Pounds
General Lewis G. Arnold
Born in New Jersey, Arnold was a Military Academy Cadet from 1833 to 1837 and graduated and promoted in the Army to Second Lieut.,
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Military.
Location. 39° 36.236′ N, 75° 33.185′ W. Marker is in Pennsville, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker can be reached from Fort Mott Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the walking trail in Fort Mott State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsville NJ 08070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Generator Room (within shouting distance of this marker); Pea Patch Island (within shouting distance of this marker); The Latrines (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Batteries in one (within shouting distance of this marker); Switchboard Room / Plotting Room (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Commander’s Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery Edwards (about 300 feet away); Battery Krayenbuhl (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pennsville.
More about this marker. A number of photographs appear on the marker. A portrait of General Lewis G. Arnold is on the marker’s upper right. The left of the marker features a photo of the guns being mounted on their emplacements, with the caption “Parts were pulled to the gun platforms on inclined trestles.” An additional seven photos showing the installation of the guns at Fort Arnold appear along the bottom of the marker.
Also see . . . Fort Mott State Park. NJ Division of Parks & Forestry website. (Submitted on November 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 769 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.