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9-inch Armstrong-Fraser Gun

 
 
9-inch Armstrong-Fraser Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 1, 2018
1. 9-inch Armstrong-Fraser Gun Marker
Inscription.
9-inch R.M.L. Armstrong-Fraser Gun of 12 tons, MK.III Introduced 1868

Typical of the first heavy rifled muzzle loading guns to go into general service, the pattern was based on a new principle of construction from wrought-iron sections, devised by Sir W. Armstrong and adapted by Mr Fraser of the Royal Gun Factory. Guns of this type formed the major part of the heavy armament of the ‘Palmerston Forts' built from the 1860s onwards. This piece is from a battery on the Isle of Wight defending the Needles Passage into the Solent.
 
Location. 50° 46.712′ N, 1° 5.338′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, England, in Hampshire County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Clarence Esplanade and Ave De Caen, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at Southsea Castle. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth, England PO5 3PA, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 68–pdr Muzzle Loader Gun (a few steps from this marker); Royal Arms of Charles II (a few steps from this marker); Royal Visit Commemoration (within shouting distance of this marker); The Inscription (within shouting distance of this marker);
9-inch Armstrong-Fraser Gun image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 1, 2018
2. 9-inch Armstrong-Fraser Gun
The Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); The Keep (within shouting distance of this marker); Reconstructed Well (within shouting distance of this marker); 64 Pounder Gun (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .
1. Southsea Castle. (Submitted on September 17, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Southsea Castle on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 17, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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