Object Title

6 pr gun and carriage

6 pr gun and carriage

Date

1813

Object Number

XIX.64

Provenance

Believed to have been captured at Waterloo.

Physical Description

Gun and carriage are similar to XIX.157 and of the same provenance. The gun bears the name LA SUFFISANTE, and the base ring is inscribed J.T.BERENGER DOUAY 1813. The right trunnion is engraved with the weight in the English manner 7-2-22 (390kg) has been stamped near the breech. The rear sight is missing altogether

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 65 in (165.8 cm), Overall length: 70.3 in (178.5 cm) Weight: 7 cwt 2 qtr 24 lb (392 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

3.75 in (9.53 cm)

Inscriptions and Marks

Right trunnion: engraved 7-2-22

Associations

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.127 (catalogue entry number 158)

Notes

'Jean Theophile Berenger' (Beranger),
Known as Beranger de la Perriere, presumably after an estate owned by him. Son of Jean Francois who he succeeded in office. Last 'Commissaire des Fontesde France'. Jean Theophile is given by Champeaux as Jean-Laurent. While there is no doubt that the former names were those he normally used, he could have borne Laurent in addition. Champeaux also states that he retired in 1822 and went to England where he held an important position at Woolwich Arsenal, a statement entirely without foundation.
On display at the Wellington Museum, Waterloo, Belgium.