Gun 28/10

Gun 28/10 (HM28BN)

Location: London, England SE16 3TR Greater London
Country: United Kingdom

N 51° 29.681', W 0° 4.24'

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Gun 28/10
The Gibraltar Gun is one of the largest and heaviest objects in the Royal Artillery's collection - a 38 foot long coastal defence artillery piece weighing 40 tonnes.
The 9.2 inch calibre gun is a rare surviving example of the large coastal guns
installed throughout the British Empire in the early 1900s to counter long-rang
attacks by enemy battleships and cruisers.
It could fire a shell weighing 380lb over a range of 16 miles (26.5 kilometres).
This type of heavy artillery was used to protect strategically important coastal locations throughout the British Empire including Gibraltar where this gun was located for its service life.
The gun was first installed on the Gibraltar coast in 1902 where it remained in service into the 1950s when guns like this were finally replaced by guided missile systems.
In the 1980s, it was found in a Gibraltar scrap yard and was returned to Britain where it was made.
Loaned by permission of the Royal Artillery Historical Trust
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HM NumberHM28BN
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Date Added Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 703336 N 5708907
Decimal Degrees51.49468333, -0.07066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 29.681', W 0° 4.24'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 29' 40.86" N, 0° 4' 14.4" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Goodwin Cl, London England SE16 3TR, GB
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