5.5inch Artillery Gun. Hamilton. New Zealand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
S 37° 47.305 E 175° 17.295
60H E 349276 N 5816279
Quick Description: This arillery gun is placed in memorial Park near the Waikato River in Hamilton, and is dedicated to the proud history of all Royal New Zealand Artillery Gunners in the Waikato since 1911.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 3/8/2010 5:46:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM8BVM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member PTCrazy
Views: 6

Long Description:

The gun is fenced off for protection, but has two plaques, a dedication plaque and a description plaque. It is described as a BL 5.5 inch MK3 Artillery Gun. The 5.5 gun became the principal Commonwealth Medium gun during WWII.

What type of artillery is this?: BL 5.5 inch MK3 Artillery Gun

Where is this artillery located?: Park

What military of the world used this device?: New Zealand Army.

Date artillery was in use: 1/1/1951

Date artillery was placed on display: 12/2/2006

Cost?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Artillery is no longer operational: Not Listed

Still may work: Not Listed

Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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