Twelve Pounder on Display

Former Mark V naval twelve pounder on display outside Navy League Building North Vancouver BC March 19, 2018.

Wikipedia entry says, “The QF 12-pounder 12-cwt gun (abbreviated as Q.F. 12-pdr. (12-cwt.)) was a common, versatile 3-inch (76.2 mm) calibre naval gun introduced in 1894 and used until the middle of the 20th century. It was produced by Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick and used on Royal Navy warships, exported to allied countries, and used for land service. In British service “12-pounder” was the rounded value of the projectile weight, and “12 cwt (hundredweight)” was the weight of the barrel and breech, to differentiate it from other “12-pounder” guns.”

Photos by Dave Shirlaw.

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Twelve pounder fitted to HMCS Courtenay in the Second World War, Photo from readyayeready.com

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