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Projectiles for U.S. 20-inch Rodman Gun

 
 
Projectiles for U.S. 20-inch Rodman Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
1. Projectiles for U.S. 20-inch Rodman Gun Marker
Inscription. These thousand pound cast iron balls fit the huge gun in the park just outside the fortís main gate. The 20-inch model of 1864 was experimental; the largest standard seacoast gun in use during our Civil War was the 15-inch Rodman.
 
Location. 40° 36.498′ N, 74° 1.905′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Sheridan Loop, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Fort Hamilton. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11218, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Long Island (here, next to this marker); The Caponier (within shouting distance of this marker); Narrows Overlook – Fort Hamilton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of Brooklyn (about 300 feet away); Fort Hamilton (about 500 feet away); Fort Hamilton Officersí Club (about 500 feet away); June 1975 (about 500 feet away); Spanish 24-Pounder (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Projectiles for U.S. 20-inch Rodman Gun image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
2. Projectiles for U.S. 20-inch Rodman Gun
Markers in Brooklyn's Fort Hamilton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
3. Markers in Brooklyn's Fort Hamilton
Rodman Gun Projectile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
4. Rodman Gun Projectile Marker
The marker is located near the Harbor Defense Museum at Fort Hamilton.
20-inch Rodman Gun image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
5. 20-inch Rodman Gun
This 20-inch Rodman Gun is found in John Paul Jones Park, located near the entrance to Fort Hamilton.
Fort Hamilton's 20-inch Rodman Gun image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
6. Fort Hamilton's 20-inch Rodman Gun
This 115,100 pound weapon used the projectiles pictured above. This Rodman Gun is one of only two ever produced.
20-inch Rodman Gun image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
7. 20-inch Rodman Gun
This is the only other 20-inch Rodman Gun. It is on display at Fort Hancock in Sandy Hook, NJ.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,667 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on April 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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