Les mortiers de marine - Brest - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
N 48° 22.940 W 004° 29.515
30U E 389535 N 5359871
Quick Description: A l'entrée du Musée maritime de Brest situé dans le château, deux mortiers de marine de chaque côté de la route. At the entrance to the Maritime Museum of Brest located in the castle, two marine mortars on each side of the road with cannonballs.
Location: Bretagne, France
Date Posted: 11/30/2019 2:00:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM11Q31
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
Views: 2

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"Aux xviie et xviiie siècles, la marine a également utilisé le principe des mortiers avec des vaisseaux spécialisés nommés « bombardes » ou « Galiotes à bombes ». Ils étaient destinés à la destruction par la mer de constructions côtières (villes, ports, digues...) non défendues par de l'artillerie et nécessitaient la maîtrise de la mer aux alentours, une galiote à bombe étant affourchée sur plusieurs ancres et donc immobile et non manœuvrante pendant la phase de tir. De plus leurs capacités nautiques étaient médiocres et leurs moyens de défense limités.

Les Français en ont fait usage en Méditerranée, principalement contre les barbaresques, et les Anglais dans la Baltique et sur la côte Atlantique lors des guerres napoléoniennes."

"In the 18th and 18th centuries, the navy also used the principle of mortars with specialized vessels called "bombards" or "bomb galleys". They were intended for the destruction by the sea of coastal constructions (cities, ports, dikes...) not defended by artillery and required control of the surrounding sea, a bomb galley being hoisted on several anchors and therefore immobile and not manoeuvrable during the firing phase. In addition, their nautical capabilities were poor and their defences limited.

The French used it in the Mediterranean, mainly against the barbarians, and the English in the Baltic and on the Atlantic coast during the Napoleonic wars."

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What type of artillery is this?: Mortar

Where is this artillery located?: Park

What military of the world used this device?: La Marine

Artillery is no longer operational: no

Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

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