Going Great Guns

Going Great Guns (HMWKO)

Location: Newport, RI 02840 Newport County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 28.779', W 71° 20.219'

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Picture this space in action as gun crews drilled in live fire exercises - the booming noise of cannon, the thick smoke, the smell of burnt powder, and the shouting of commands.

This casemate, a chamber with openings for cannons, could house two 32-pounders, which were designed to sink wooden warships. Similar casemates in the west wall later contained 10-inch Rodman cannons that fired projectiles weighing over 100 pounds.

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Artillery at Fort Adams
Cannon ?? ? ? ? ? ? Weight of Tube ? ? ? Range ? ?? ? ? Shot

24-Pounder ? ? ? ? ?? ? 5500 lbs. ?? ? ? ?? ? 1.1 miles ? ? ? 24 lbs.
32-Pounder ? ?? ? ? ? ? 7479 lbs. ? ??? ? ? ? 1.1 miles ? ? ? 32 lbs.
10-inch Rodman ? ? ? 15,050 lbs. ? ? ?? ? 2.5 miles ? ? ? 125 lbs.
15-inch Rodman ? ? ? 50,000 lbs. ? ? ?? ? 2.5 miles ? ? ? 315 lbs.
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HM NumberHMWKO
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Placed ByFort Adams State Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 304881 N 4594641
Decimal Degrees41.47965000, -71.33698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 28.779', W 71° 20.219'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 28' 46.74" N, 71° 20' 13.14" W
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Area Code(s)401
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 Fort Adams Dr, Newport RI 02840, US
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