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.
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|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 6:14am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 383317 N 4096160|
|Decimal Degrees||37.00436667, -76.31143333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 0.262', W 76° 18.686'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 0' 15.72" N, 76° 18' 41.16" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 50-62 Ingalls Rd, Hampton VA 23651, US|
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