Steam Gun

Steam Gun (HMAU2)

Location: Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Beaufort County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 14.13', W 80° 40.656'

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Hilton Head Steamgun was the last of 13 produced - 8 land based and 5 ship borne. The 50 foot long, 15-inch diameter barrel propelled a 7 foot long, dynamite loaded projectile up to 3 .25 miles. Two steam engines powered an electric generator and two air compressors to feed air at 2,000 PSI through the dune to two sides of the gun. The Hilton Head gun was fired more than 100 times in late 1901 and early 1902. It was dissembled in 1902.
HM NumberHMAU2
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 6:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 530374 N 3566585
Decimal Degrees32.23550000, -80.67760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 14.13', W 80° 40.656'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 14' 7.80" N, 80° 40' 39.36" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 130 Fort Walker Dr, Hilton Head Island SC 29928, US
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