Experimental Carriages

Experimental Carriages (HM13B)

Location: Baltimore, MD 23503
Country: United States of America

N 39° 15.783', W 76° 34.748'

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Funds for developing new weapons decreased after the Civil War, forcing the Army to upgrade the cannon they already had.

These three 19-inch Rodman gun tubes were probably made during the 1870's, but their carriages are improved versions developed about 1888. A large hydraulic cylinder returned the gun to its forward position after firing and recoil. Another innovation was the use of bumpers made of a material relatively new to gunnery—rubber.

The automatic return feature eliminated the time consuming step of cranking the gun back into firing position by hand.
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HM NumberHM13B
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Fort McHenry series
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 10:42pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363764 N 4347156
Decimal Degrees39.26305000, -76.57913333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.783', W 76° 34.748'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 46.98" N, 76° 34' 44.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 276 I-95, Baltimore MD 23503, US
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