Object Title

5.6 in mortar - Royal Mortar

5.6 in mortar - Royal Mortar

Date

1859

Object Number

XIX.205

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

The reinforce is engraved with the monogram of Queen Victoria and the base ring with the name F.M. EARDLEY- WILMOT 1859. Below the vent is the weight 1-1-14, the number of the piece 5028 and a Broad Arrow. On the under side are the foundry numbers G.33 200. The piece has a Gomer chamber

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 15 in (38.1 cm) Weight: 1 cwt 1 qtr 14 lb (69.8 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 5028

Calibre

5.6 in _ (14.2 cm)

Inscriptions and Marks

Right trunnion: G.33 over 0 CC

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, P.107.

Notes

Col. F.M. Eardley-Wilmot
Suprintendent of the Royal Gun Factory at Woolwich, 1855-9 (Hogg [1963], II, 1108). Cf. Nos. 300,205,248,249. For Gomer chamber see glossary; for other Royal Mortars see Nos.109, 111,114, 123.