HMS Terrible breech-loading gun

Scale: Unknown. Model of a breech-loading gun (1895), mounted on a field gun carriage. The gun, mounts and large spoked wheels with axle are made from lacquered brass and are secured to a rectangular wooden frame, the lower end of which is protected by a brass shoe. Sailor's work. This is one of a series of three models of naval guns (SLR2994 and 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: SLR2995
Collection: Ship models
Type: Gun model; Field Gun
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: Overall model: 95x 310 x 106 mm
Parts: HMS Terrible breech-loading gun

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