Double-banded Brooke Smoothbore - Ft Pulaski National Monument
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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
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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]

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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

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Artillery is no longer operational: Not Listed

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