King's Depression Carriage

King's Depression Carriage (HM4Q2)

Location: Fort Washington, MD 20744 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 46.066', W 77° 1.709'

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Capt. Rufus King, Jr. devised a counterweight system and front-pintle mount that would allow the 49,000 pdr. Rodman Gun to depress during loading. Except for the brief periods of exposure to enemy fire during the aiming and firing of the gun, the crew could remain protected behind the high parapets of the fort.
HM NumberHM4Q2
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 4:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323769 N 4292959
Decimal Degrees38.76776667, -77.02848333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.066', W 77° 1.709'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 3.96" N, 77° 1' 42.54" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8901 Fort Foote Rd, Fort Washington MD 20744, US
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