Škoda guns built at the Pilsen works. Used as secondary weapons of Austria-Hungary's battleships.
The battleship Tegetthoff was ceded after World War I to Italy, where she was scrapped and her guns then used as coastal artillery.
Actual bore diameter was 14.91 cm (5.87").
|Designation||15 cm/50 (5.9") K10 Škoda|
|Ship Class Used On||Austria-Hungary: Viribus Unitis class
Italy: Coastal Artillery
|Date Of Design||1910|
|Date In Service||1912|
|Gun Length oa||295 in (7.500 m)|
|Rate Of Fire||6 rounds per minute|
|Projectile Types and Weights||HE: 100 lbs. (45.5 kg)
AP: 100 lbs. (45.5 kg)
|Propellant Charge||37 lbs. (16.85 kg)|
|Muzzle Velocity||2,887 fps (880 mps)|
|Working Pressure||17.4 tons/in2 (2,745 kg/cm2)|
|Approximate Barrel Life||N/A|
|Ammunition stowage per gun||N/A|
|Designation||Single casemate Mounts: Viribus Unitis (12) 1|
|Elevation||-6 / +15 degrees|
|Elevation Rate||Manual operation, only|
|Train||about +60 / -60 degrees|
|Train Rate||Manual operation, only|
- ^The casemate mounts on these battleships were poorly designed, as they lacked ventilation. If smoke penetrated into them, the guncrews could not function.
"Naval Weapons of World War Two" by John Campbell
"The Viribus Unitis Class" article in "Warship Volume II" and "A's and A's" comments in "Warship Volume III" both by Friedrich Prasky
"A Szent István Csatahajó" (The battleship Szent István) by Balogh Tamás and Csepregi Oszkár
Special help from Daniel Papp
Tony DiGiulian's personal data files
26 September 2007 - Benchmark
05 September 2010 - Added pictures of Batterie Madonna gun
16 April 2021 - Updated to HTML 5 format