Object Title

13 in mortar and bed

13 in mortar and bed

Date

1856

Object Number

XIX.751

Provenance

Ministry of Public Buildings & Works, Fort George. Inverness, Scotland. (Old Tower Collection).

Physical Description

The breech is marked 36-1-0 1856. With Broad Arrow and no lifting handles. On a cast iron bed with cap squares marked L & R

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 40 in, Diameter of trunnions: 10 in, Diameter of muzzle: 25.5 in, Bed length: 73 in, Bed height: 23 in, Bed width: 40 in Weight: 36 cwt 1 qtr, Bed weight: 30 cwt 3 qtr 20 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1176

Calibre

13 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Right trunnion: FORRESTER 1176. Mortar is RA estate no.52, bed is no.53

Associations

Places England

Notes

Forrester, George & Co
Of Liverpool, 19th century; Ordnance founders, engineers, boiler makers and government contractors.