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64 Pounder Gun

 
 
64 Pounder Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 1, 2018
1. 64 Pounder Gun Marker
Inscription.
64 Pounder, Rifled Muzzle Loading Gun
This cast iron gun, weighing 71cwt (over 3,600 kilos), was made at the Royal Gun Factory, Woolwich in 1872. It is mounted on a traversing platform. The shell's projecting copper studs engage the grooved rifling on the inside of the barrel, causing the shell to spin and improving its accuracy and range. On loan from H.M. Armouries, The Tower of London.
 
Location. 50° 46.676′ N, 1° 5.334′ 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. The Keep (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Reconstructed Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Visit Commemoration (within shouting distance of this marker); The Inscription (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Arms of Charles II
64 Pounder Gun and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 1, 2018
2. 64 Pounder Gun and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 9-inch Armstrong-Fraser Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); 68–pdr Muzzle Loader 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, Castles
 
64 Pounder Gun Overlooking The Solent image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 1, 2018
3. 64 Pounder Gun Overlooking The Solent
 
 
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 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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