Object Title

32 pr gun - 32 pr Monk Pattern SBBL

32 pr gun - 32 pr Monk Pattern SBBL

Date

1883

Object Number

XIX.337

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

6.35 in

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

T.B. Monk
Clerk and Draughtsman in the Department of the Inspector of Artillery proposed that the range of heavy guns could be increased by reducing the thickness of metal at the chase and increasing it at the breech. A56 pdr gun of Monk's design was successfully tested at Deal in 1839 and taken into service in 1842. His design for a 130 pdr gun was rejected in 1855. (W.O.44/630, W.O.44/640, W.O.44/524. See also, H. Wilkinson, 'Engines of War', London, 1841, pp.53-4).U