— 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 By||The National Park Service, Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 472069 N 3355095|
|Decimal Degrees||30.32735000, -87.29055000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 19.641', W 87° 17.433'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 19' 38.46" N, 87° 17' 25.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1493-1499 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US|
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