Turkish Bronze Gun

Turkish Bronze Gun (HM27SB)

Location: London, England SE10 9LW Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 28.979', W 0° 0.536'

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This Turkish bronze gun was cast in 1790-91 (AH1212), in the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Selim III. It weighs 5.2 tonnes, fired stone shot just over 56 kilos and is one of two taken by Admiral Sir John Duckworth from Kinali Island in the sea of Marmora in 1807.
The gun was presented to the Royal Naval Asylum at Greenwich by HRH Prince Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, on 21 October 1807. The cast-iron display carriage was made later by the Royal Carriage Department of the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich. Its decorative plaques commemorate British naval victories.
In 1821 the Asylum became part of the Greenwich Hospital School, renamed the Royal Hospital School in 1892. The School moved to Holbrook, Suffolk in 1933. Its Greenwich buildings are now the Naval Maritime Museum. The gun also went to Holbrook until returned for display here in 2007 with financial support from Greenwich Hospital.
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HM NumberHM27SB
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Date Added Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 707674 N 5707779
Decimal Degrees51.48298333, -0.00893333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 28.979', W 0° 0.536'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 28' 58.74" N, 0° 0' 32.16" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Pepys Gate, London England SE10 9LW, GB
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