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    german 77 artillery piece for British navy??

    Found this interest in artillery piece while passing through a small town in south Australia
    Sign says it is a German 77mm field gun converted for naval use.
    Carriage is marked with I would say British signage, and no German markings to barrel or breech I could see.
    An unusual artillery piece I have not seen on any other ww1 monumentsIMG20190303095458.jpgIMG20190303095536.jpgIMG20190303095553.jpgIMG20190303095508.jpgIMG20190303095703.jpgIMG20190303095524.jpgIMG20190303095458.jpg
    Last edited by Collector56; 4th March 2019 at 05:15 AM.

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    There appears to be another one in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. It is not as complete

    http://silverhawkauthor.com/artiller...phies_414.html

    It is fairly far down the page. search for the serial number 13224 in the page
    Last edited by glevum; 4th March 2019 at 08:34 AM.

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    Thanks for the link Glevum, German guns on ww1 memorials are quite common in Australia, first one I have seen of this type.
    I only wish I had been taking photos of them all as I stumbled on them.

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    Is there anything known about the ammunition used?

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    From “naval weapons of world war one” sixty captured German 77mm field guns were placed on improvised ship mountings for DAMS (defencesivly armed ships). These were single-tube guns with wedge breech block mechanisms. These guns were rejected as unsatisfactory and returned to the army. Bore lenght was 24.29 calibres overall lenght 27 calibres, and the gun fired a 15.10 lbs (6,85kg) shell at 1526 ft/sec. Weight inclu breech 761 lbs (345kg).
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    I suspect the standard 77mm round, but that is only a guess
    Difficult to find any information on the net regarding these.

 

 

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