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68–pdr Muzzle Loader Gun

 
 
68–pdr Muzzle Loader Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 1, 2018
1. 68–pdr Muzzle Loader Gun Marker
Inscription.
68-pdr Smooth-Bore Muzzle Loader Gun of 96 cwt dated 1853 mounted on a standing garrison carriage.

Guns of this type fired solid round-shot of spherical explosive shell; they were some of the largest iron guns to be cast and virtually the last of the smooth-bores.

Guns of this pattern were used in the Crimean War and the shot damage on the muzzle and the chase of this piece suggests that it was engaged in the siege of Sevastopol.
 
Location. 50° 46.713′ N, 1° 5.325′ 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. 9-inch Armstrong-Fraser Gun (a few steps from this marker); Royal Arms of Charles II (a few steps from this marker); The Inscription (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Visit Commemoration (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); The Keep
68–pdr Muzzle Loader Gun image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 1, 2018
2. 68–pdr Muzzle Loader Gun
(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 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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