Object Title

5.75 in mortar

5.75 in mortar

Date

1870

Object Number

XIX.209

Physical Description

The piece has a plain surface, without mouldings but with a flat band or lip at the muzzle. The breech is tapered and projects for some distance beyond the trunnions. It has a single plain transverse dolphin. The surface is heavely pockmarked by bullets and shell splinters

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length overall: 16.5 in (41.9 cm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 37

Calibre

5.75 in (14.6 cm)

Inscriptions and Marks

Left trunnion: 37 over BL over 1870

Associations

Places France

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.133.

Notes

The construction of this mortar appears to be based on the Gomer design of 1785. Cf.No.XIX.135.