Rodman Gun

Rodman Gun (HMSH8)

Location: Hampton, VA 23651
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N 37° 0.262', W 76° 18.686'

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Seacoast 8-inch Converted Rodman

— US Model 1861 Serial Number 5 —

This piece was originally a 10-inch, smooth bore gun. It was converted in 1876 at the West Point foundry, New York, to an 8-inch rifle by inserting a rifled steel tube in the barrel. This particular conversion process was a failure as the system literally blew apart. The weapon is made of cast iron, weighs 15,970 pounds, has a length of 137 inches and a diameter of 35 inches. The ordnance inspector was Lt. Charles Sidney Smith.
HM NumberHMSH8
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 6:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383317 N 4096160
Decimal Degrees37.00436667, -76.31143333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 0.262', W 76° 18.686'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 0' 15.72" N, 76° 18' 41.16" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50-62 Ingalls Rd, Hampton VA 23651, US
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