Object Title

13 pr gun barrel - Vickers Pattern Mk. I QF Gun

13 pr gun barrel - Vickers Pattern Mk. I QF Gun

Date

1916

Object Number

XIX.899

Provenance

Recovered from the Meditteranean sea from the wreck of the SS Namur. Donated by Blue Water Recovery, Hazlemere, Hants

Physical Description

This barrel is probably a spare for XIX.898 and is of the same pattern. The barrel has suffered severely from degradation during its time in the sea. The barrel is severely corroded whereas the cradle, made of gun metal, is unaffected. There is very little remaining of the top mounted recuperator.

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Associations

Places Britain