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Author Topic: 6 Inch Coastal Defence Gun, Garrison Point Sheerness  (Read 1611 times)

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Offline colin haggart

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Re: 6 Inch Coastal Defence Gun, Garrison Point Sheerness
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 22:55:43 »
It is at Garrison Point. The top photo is the same one seen in Defending London's River by VTC Smith.

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6 Inch Coastal Defence Gun, Garrison Point Sheerness
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 23:43:11 »
Official title. Ordnance Breech Loading 6 inch wire Mk7 on carriage garrison BL 6in central pivot Mk2.

Calibre 6 inches. Standard projectile 'piercing 100lb' with separate bag charge of 11.5lb Cordite. Maximum range 12,000 yards.

Some of the IWM photos are miscaptioned. I am fairly sure this is Sheerness, I can just make out the Spit of Grain Tower top left of the gun shield in photo H 121.

Photos Imperial War Museums, November 1939.

IWM (H 121)

IWM (H 119) Troops of the Royal Artillery practising at Sheerness, Kent: 6 inch gun ready to fire.
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