An anti-torpedo boat gun used on pre-dreadnoughts.

Gun Characteristics

Designation 75 mm/62.5 (2.95") Model 1908
Ship Class Used On Danton
Date Of Design 1908
Date In Service 1911
Gun Weight N/A
Gun Length oa N/A
Bore Length about 184.5 in (4.688 m)
Rifling Length N/A
Grooves N/A
Lands N/A
Twist N/A
Chamber Volume N/A
Rate Of Fire about 10 rounds per minute


Type Fixed
Weight of Complete Round N/A
Projectile Types and Weights
  • Original
    • HE: 14.1 lbs. (6.4 kg)
  • World War II
    • HE: 13.6 lbs. (6.2 kg)
Bursting Charge N/A
Projectile Length N/A
Propellant Charge N/A
Muzzle Velocity Original: 3,051 fps (930 mps)
World War II: 2,822 fps (860 mps)
Working Pressure N/A
Approximate Barrel Life N/A
Ammunition stowage per gun N/A


Range with 14.1 lbs. (6.4 kg) HE
Elevation Distance
20 degrees about 10,000 yards (9,140 m)

Mount/Turret Data

Designation Single Casemate Mounts: Danton (16)
Weight N/A
Elevation about -10 / +20 degrees
Elevation Rate N/A
Train about +140 / -140 degrees
Train Rate N/A
Gun recoil N/A


Data from:

  • "Naval Weapons of World War Two" by John Campbell

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