U.S. Navy 42-Pounder Gun, Model 1816 On Barbette Carriage

U.S. Navy 42-Pounder Gun, Model 1816 On Barbette Carriage (HM1MB3)

Location: Jackson, LA 70748 East Feliciana Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 41.613', W 91° 16.547'

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Both the U.S. Army and Navy started using 42-pounder cannons early in the 19th century. They were among the largest cannons in use at that time. Due to their great size and weight, these cannons were used only at established forts and on the largest warships

Large cannons, such as the 42-pounders, were mounted on barbette carriages. These carriages were made of wood and iron. The front of the carriage was secured to a pivot point called a pintle. Two wheels at the rear of the carriage ran on an iron track, allowing the carriage to be aimed in a 120 degree arc.

The Confederates and southern states captured many cannons when they seized military installations at the beginning of the Civil War. These cannons were used to arm Confederate warships and land defenses.

Length - 121 inches
Weight - 7870 pounds
Bore Diameter - 7 inches
Range - 1955 yards
Solid Shot Size - 42.5 pounds
Shell Weight - 31.3 pounds
Spherical-case Shot Weight - 39 pounds
Cannister Weight - 40 pounds
Grape Weight - 51.3 pounds
Powder Charge - 9 pounds
HM NumberHM1MB3
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Date Added Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 665140 N 3396908
Decimal Degrees30.69355000, -91.27578333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.613', W 91° 16.547'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 36.78" N, 91° 16' 32.82" W
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Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Jackson LA 70748, US
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