Object Title

12 pr gun

12 pr gun

Date

1795

Object Number

XIX.260

Provenance

Transferred from Depot Regiment, Royal Engineers, Chatham to the Tower in 1967. Together with its companion XIX.175.

Physical Description

The first reinforce is engraved with the monogram of George III and the chase with that of Charles 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Master General of the Ordnance 1795-1801. The gun is numbered on the second reinforce ring XLVI but in this case the number is not repeated on the underside. The trunnions are slightly shouldered and the right one is stamped No. 88. The gun has plain dolphins, with the upper surfaces faceted. There is a tall dispart patch at the muzzle, the cascabel being drilled for a centre rear sight. The cascabel is incised with weight 17-3-20 and there are loops below the button for bolting the head of an elevating screw. There are quarter-sight scales on either side of the base ring.

Dimensions

Weight: 910.8 kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 88

Calibre

4.623 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Right trunnion: 88

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.79-80.