Double-banded Brooke Smoothbore - Ft Pulaski National Monument
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 32° 01.620 W 080° 53.376
17S E 510424 N 3543433
Quick Description: One of few remaining specimines, this cannon saw action at Thunderbolt Battery nearby.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/16/2009 8:45:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM6T1D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 14

Long Description:
Cast at Tredegar Foundry in Richmond, Virginia, this rifled cannon had an effective range of 5 miles and fired a projectile weighing 64 pounds. Designed by a Confederate Naval Officer, it was considered superior to other rifiled guns used during the Civil War. This piece, an unusual double-banded specimine, was not part of the armament of the fort but saw action at Thunderbolt Battery, near Savannah.
---------
Brooke smoothbores
Brooke designed a series of smoothbores that were produced in small numbers by the Selma and Tredegar foundries. Selma re-bored five flawed 6.4" gun blanks as 8 in (200 mm) double-banded guns, one of which survives in Selma, Alabama.[12] Brooke's 1863 report to Secretary Mallory shows a plate of an unbanded 8-inch smoothbore, but nothing further is known of it.[13] Similar attempts to bore out flawed 7" gun blocks to 9 in (230 mm) smoothbores were unsuccessful.[14] Seven 10 in (250 mm) double-banded guns were cast by Selma and four by Tredegar in 1864. Two survive, one of which is a trophy from C.S.S. Columbia in the Washington Navy Yard. [15] Selma cast twelve 11 in (280 mm) double-banded smoothbores in 1864, although only eight were shipped. One survives in Columbus, Georgia. In 1863 and 1864 two 11-inch triple-banded guns were cast by Tredegar, but none are known to survive.[16]

(visit link)
What type of artillery is this?: Cannon

Where is this artillery located?: Monument grounds

What military of the world used this device?: US

Cost?: 3.00 (listed in local currency)

Still may work: yes

Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Artillery is no longer operational: Not Listed

Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Two pictures are required for this Waymark. Please take a close up picture of the artillery. Take a second with the artillery in the distance and capture as much of the surroundings as possible. Name the Waymark with first the name of the area and second what the artillery is. An example would be if it were a cannon in front of the Montgomery Armory you would name the Waymark: Montgomery Armory Cannon.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Static Artillery Displays
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
ArmyFamily4 visited Double-banded Brooke Smoothbore - Ft Pulaski National Monument 11/13/2011 ArmyFamily4 visited it
ChapterhouseInc visited Double-banded Brooke Smoothbore - Ft Pulaski National Monument 6/29/2009 ChapterhouseInc visited it

View all visits/logs