HMS Terrible breech-loading gun

Scale: Unknown. Sectional model depicting the midship (?) deck beams of HMS Terrible (1895) on which is mounted a breech-loading gun. The Gun itself is made almost entirely of brass which was originally lacquered, with the screen, side mounts and turntable base carved in wood. It is then mounted on a wooden carrying frame made from beams which are square in section and then bolted together at right angles to each other. This is one of a series of three models of naval guns (SLR2995-SLR2996) said to have been made on board HMS Terrible which took part in the relief of Ladysmith. All depict naval guns which were dismantled from the ship and taken across country by Admiral Limpus during the Boer War.

Object Details

ID: SLR2994
Collection: Ship models
Type: Sectional model; Gun model
Display location: Not on display
Events: Second Boer War: Battle of Ladysmith, 1899
Vessels: Terrible (1895)
Date made: 1900
People: Limpus, Arthur Henry
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Chatham storage measurement: 100 x 250 x 180mm

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