German 77mm Light Artillery Gun

German 77mm Light Artillery Gun (HM1DNF)

Location: Enniskillen, WA BT74 7ER Fermanagh
Country: United Kingdom
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N 54° 20.77', W 7° 38.717'

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This gun was originally a German 77mm Light Artillery Gun from the first world war [sic].

It was captured in Belgium in 1918 by men of the Inniskillings in the 36th (Ulster) Division. The gun was placed in the Regimental Depot of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Omagh (St Lucia Barracks).

At the approach of the second world war [sic] it was removed to Woolrich Arsenal, London and converted for coastal artillery.

This is what you see now.
After the war it was returned to the Regimental Depot before its removal here after the Depot closed.

In the museum, on the first floor, you will see empty shell cases from the first world war [sic] for such a gun. They are in case 1.6, item number 39. These were popular souvenirs for the soldiers, who often engraved them with their name and regiment.

Gun weight: approx. 1 tonne, horse drawn
Shell weight: 6.5kg (14.4 lbs) high explosive, shrapnel or smoke
Range: 7 kms (4.5 miles)
Rate of fire: 5 rounds/minute
Placed ByEnniskillen Castle Museums
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 11:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 588060 N 6022883
Decimal Degrees54.34616667, -7.64528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 54° 20.77', W 7° 38.717'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds54° 20' 46.20" N, 7° 38' 43.02" W
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Area Code(s)360, 425
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1101-1143 Castle Barracks, Enniskillen WA BT74 7ER, GB
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