Les Canons de la "Venus" - Concarneau, FRA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard
N 47° 52.304 W 003° 54.965
30T E 431495 N 5302449
Quick Description: Cannons from the 1781 at the Glénans sunken "Venus" (EN) Canons de la frigate "Venus", naufrage a Les Glénans en 1781 (F)
Location: Bretagne, France
Date Posted: 9/16/2018 12:48:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ66Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 5

Long Description:
At the entrance of the "ville close", the fortified city island of Concarneau you find two short 9-pounders, salvaged from the frigate "Venus" of the Royal French Navy.
What type of artillery is this?: 9-pounder ship artillery, 18th century

Where is this artillery located?: Monument grounds

What military of the world used this device?: Navies of many countries from the 17th to the 19th century

Date artillery was in use: 1/1/1780

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Still may work: no

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Cost?: 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.
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