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Artillery Cobh - Cobh, Ireland, EU
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Jarda315
N 51° 50.975 W 008° 17.740
29U E 548514 N 5744542
Quick Description: In those days the vast deep water harbor was home to the Royal Navy and Queenstown had a British garrison. When the British left Ireland for good they left behind a cannon, a relic of an earlier war fought far from these shores.
Location: Munster, Ireland
Date Posted: 10/17/2009 1:44:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM7F62
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCRAZY
Views: 14

Long Description:
Irish regiments fought with great gallantry during the Crimean War of 1854-56, a conflict that saw many of the devices and weapons used later in the War Between the States introduced for the first time in a struggle fought in southern Russian between the tsar’s imperial armies and the British, French and Italian invaders.

The cannon was emplaced at the mighty fortress of Sevastopol and was one of thousands of heavy guns captured when the Russians fled. As trophies of war, the tsar’s guns were distributed in towns and cities across the victors’ countries, and many are still to be found where they were set up as war memorials in 1856.

The Cobh cannon is a shore based gun, according to General Shuvalov’s system of ordnance brought in during the 1750s. The gun carries its history on its trunnions. The barrel is immaculate and carries the double-headed Romanov eagle emblem of the tsar.

At the rear behind the vent is written “No. 93,” which I suggest may have been added as a battery marker by a Russian officer or even as a capture mark by a captor to indicate which gun was intended to go where.
Where is this artillery located?: Park

Date artillery was in use: 01/01/1750

Date artillery was placed on display: 01/01/1856

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

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What type of artillery is this?: Not listed

What military of the world used this device?: Not listed

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Still may work: Not Listed

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