HMS Terrible breech-loading gun

Scale: Unknown. Model of a breech-loading gun (1895), with field gun carriage. The gun, mounts, spoked wheels and axle are made entirely from brass which was originally lacquered. It is then mounted on a long rectangular wooden carriage, the lower end of which is fitted with a brass shoe for protection. This is one of a series of three models of naval guns (SLR2994-SLR2995) 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: SLR2996
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: Chatham storage measurement: 70 x 200 x 70 mm

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