The Ordnance Society

Ordnance & Artillery of All Periods

WORLWIDE SURVEY OF BRITISH ARTILLERY

This third survey has been designed by the Ordnance Society to record the many British Breech-Loading and Quick-Firing Guns still in existence across the world.  There are hundreds of guns covering many calibres and types, that are located in Museums, Institutions, Parks and private collections.  Many are unknown outside their foreign ‘home’ and they are a part of our history which has not been studied or recorded in its entirety.

The data is in a similar format to our National Artillery Survey of the UK with a comprehensive range of data on individual guns, including photographs where available, and will also be freely available.

The initial single spreadsheet with separate pages for each calibre/gun type, is now updated with the third version that has the following pages for the 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.

There are still some blank pages for the 6-inch (still to be transferred), 5.5-inch Medium Gun and a number of other smaller calibres that will be populated as soon as possible.

The third version of the database is: –

WORLDWIDE SURVEY OF BRITISH B.L. AND Q.F. ARTILLERY v3

And the data input/update forms are: –

WORLDWIDE BRITISH ARTILLERY SURVEY DATA INPUT or UPDATE FORM – landscape v1

WORLDWIDE BRITISH ARTILLERY SURVEY DATA INPUT or UPDATE FORM – portrait v1