The Ordnance Society

Ordnance & Artillery of All Periods

The Ordnance Society has launched the third version of its “WORLDWIDE SURVEY OF BRITISH ARTILLERY”.  The format is very similar to our NATIONAL ARTILLERY SURVEY, but with a different ‘page’ on the spreadsheet for each calibre/gun type.

There are now many guns with recorded data, and sometimes photos, included:-

15-inch, 10-inch, 9.2-inch, 8-inch, 7.5-inch, 5.5-inch (Naval), 5.25-inch, 5-inch (Naval), 5-inch (60-pr), 4.7-inch and 3-pr Hotchkiss guns, all with entries.  Additional smaller calibres will be added in the near future.

Some entries are very surprising, the main example being the British 15-inch Guns, where there are only two in the UK (and one breech), but thirteen are extant in Spain and the Spanish Islands.

There are many British guns in overseas countries that are still unrecorded and unknown, and the Ordnance Society welcomes Data Input Forms that are sent in.  These forms are available for download on the new WORLDWIDE SURVEY OF BRITISH ARTILLERY page.


Author: oschair

Currently Chairman of The Ordnance Society

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