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London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Bronze Gun

 
 
Bronze Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. Bronze Gun Marker
Inscription.
Cast by the founder Mohammed ibn Hamza for the Sultan Sulaiman ibn Salim Khan, this gun was intended for a Turkish expedition to India to expel the Portuguese colonists. Captured at Aden in 1839 by Captain H Smith of HMS Volage and displayed at the Tower from 1844.

Turkish, dated 1530-1 (937AH)
 
Location. 51° 30.448′ N, 0° 4.53′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located within the walls of the Tower of London. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bronze 6-pounder Gun and Carriage (a few steps from this marker); Bronze Fortress Gun (a few steps from this marker); Iron 36-pounder Howitzer and Carriage (a few steps from this marker); Royal Logistic Corps Departure (a few steps from this marker); Iron 9-pounder Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron 24-pounder Howitzer and Carriage (within shouting
Bronze Gun image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. Bronze Gun
distance of this marker); Iron 12 pounder Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Iron 12 pounder Gun (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tower of London. (Submitted on May 15, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 15, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Bronze Gun image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
3. Bronze Gun
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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