Rochester in Kent, England, United Kingdom
City of Rochester Upon Medway
This cannon is an 18 pounder and had a range of approximately 3500 yards. It was cast in Finspong, Sweden in 1783 for the Dutch Navy and would have come from a captured ship for probable re-use aboard a British vessel.
The other two cannon are 12 pounders of British manufacture and both carry the royal cypher of King George III 1760-1820. They were probably cast prior to 1790.
Location. 51° 23.163′ N, 0° 31.395′ E. Marker is in Rochester, England, in Kent. Marker is at the intersection of Dock Road and Globe Lane, on the left when traveling north on Dock Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester, England ME4 4TX, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Royal Marines Barracks (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Coat of Arms of George III (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Royal Dockyard Anchor (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Gillingham World War I Memorial No. 1 Machine Shop 1861; Armour Plate Shop 1865 (approx. one kilometer away); The Clocktower Building (approx. one kilometer away); No. 2 Dry Dock, 1856 (approx. one kilometer away); The Victory Dock (approx. one kilometer away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.