Gun GlossaryThese bronze muzzle-loading guns form part of the Waterloo Battery, a set of eight guns captured and brought to the Tower by the Duke of Wellington after the battle of Waterloo in 1815. They fired a solid iron cannonball propelled by the explosion of a charge of gunpowder. The angle of the barrel was altered by means of a screw fixed to the carriage. Each gun required a five-man gun crew to operate it, six horses to pull it and had an effective range of 275m.
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||30U E 702922 N 5710427|
|Decimal Degrees||51.50848333, -0.07575000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 51° 30.509', W 0° 4.545'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||51° 30' 30.54" N, 0° 4' 32.7" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 35 Tower Hill, London England EC3N 4DR, GB|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.