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Royal Borough of Greenwich in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Turkish Bronze Gun

 
 
Turkish Bronze Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 28, 2018
1. Turkish Bronze Gun Marker
Inscription.
This Turkish bronze gun was cast in 1790-91 (AH1212), in the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Selim III. It weighs 5.2 tonnes, fired stone shot just over 56 kilos and is one of two taken by Admiral Sir John Duckworth from Kinali Island in the sea of Marmora in 1807.

The gun was presented to the Royal Naval Asylum at Greenwich by HRH Prince Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, on 21 October 1807. The cast-iron display carriage was made later by the Royal Carriage Department of the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich. Its decorative plaques commemorate British naval victories.

In 1821 the Asylum became part of the Greenwich Hospital School, renamed the Royal Hospital School in 1892. The School moved to Holbrook, Suffolk in 1933. Its Greenwich buildings are now the Naval Maritime Museum. The gun also went to Holbrook until returned for display here in 2007 with financial support from Greenwich Hospital.
 
Location. 51° 28.979′ N, 0° 0.536′ W. Marker is in Royal Borough of Greenwich, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of King William Walk and College Way, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in front of Foundation House, the Royal Naval Chapel. Marker is in this post office area: Royal Borough of Greenwich, England SE10 9LW, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers.
Turkish Bronze Gun image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 28, 2018
2. Turkish Bronze Gun
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Zealand Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenwich Foot Tunnel (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Greenwich Foot Tunnel (about 90 meters away); Bellot Memorial (about 90 meters away); Britain's Oldest Brewer (about 150 meters away); Byerís improved stockless anchor, 1953 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Hallís improved stockless anchor, 1963 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Greenwich Foot Tunnel (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royal Borough of Greenwich.
 
Also see . . .  Royal Naval Asylum on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Military
 
Turkish Bronze Gun image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 28, 2018
3. Turkish Bronze Gun
Turkish Bronze Gun Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 28, 2018
4. Turkish Bronze Gun Inscription
This Gun was Presented by His Royal Highness
Ernest Duke of Cumberland,
To the Royal Naval Asylum
Whose Institution was Commenced in the year MDCCXCIX
By the Generous and Humane Policy
Of the Royal Family
And some Private Individuals
For the Reception of Orphans and Children
Of His Majestyís Seamen and Marines.
His Royal Highness was Chosen President.
The Reverend Thomas Brooke Clarke L.L.D. Auditor.
And William Fauntleroy Esqre. Treasurer.
In the Year MDCCCIV.
His Majesty was Graciously Pleased
To Establish It on a Royal Foundation.
And in MDCCCVI a Donation of £61,000 Consols
Subscribed by the Public
Was Appropriated Towards Its Support
By the Committee of the Patriotic Fund.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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