Converting a Cannon

Converting a Cannon (HM1INO)

Location: Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Escambia County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 19.641', W 87° 17.433'

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— Fort Pickens —

Feel the grooves inside this rare cannon barrel. This Rodman cannon was cast in 1861 as a 10-inch smoothbore, which fired round cannonballs. To keep up with modern technology, the U.S. Army in 1884 inserted an 8-inch rifled sleeve into the old cast-iron barrel, because rifled guns had longer ranges than smoothbores, Steel later replaced cast iron, and the old guns were sold for scrap. The piece on the right is a smoothbore. The piece on the left is part of a rifled bore.
Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 472069 N 3355095
Decimal Degrees30.32735000, -87.29055000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.641', W 87° 17.433'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 38.46" N, 87° 17' 25.98" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1493-1499 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US
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