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1860s photo of a massive Rodman 15-inch smoothbore cannon on a wrought iron barbette carriage, at the Watertown Arsenal in Massachusetts. Note the ratchet elevating mechanism at the breech, and the davit for hoisting the projectile to the muzzle for loading. The 15-inch Rodman weighed just under 25 tons, and it fired a 400-lb solid shot and a 352-lb shell, propelled by a 40-lb powder charge.

 

[Image source: National Archives at Boston.]

 

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36 minutes ago, Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 said:

Did they name it Dennis~?  :)

 

Go to your room

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1 hour ago, Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 said:

Did they name it Dennis~?  :)

 

36 minutes ago, Chantry said:

 

Go to your room

 

Now, now....it could have been worse...

 

He could have asked if it was Hillary. 

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