Artillery of The Victorian Forts

10-inch Breech Loading on Barbette Mounting Mark II
(Easton and Anderson Mounting)

No mountings of this type were employed in the UK.
It was designed to fire en-barbette over an 8 foot parapet with 17 degrees of elevation to 5 degrees of depression
and to allow a recoil of 8 feet.


10inchBLMkII

 

10-inch BL at Shoeburness 1897
10-inxh BL at Shoeburyness 1897

 

The 10-inch BL on the Easton and Anderson Mounting was trialed at Shoeburyness. The above pictures show the barrel being dismounted in 1897. (Photos Navy and Army Illustrated 1897)