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Hooped guns used on German Coastal Battleships of the late 19th century. This gun or a similar one was also used on Argentine coastal defense ships that were built in Britain.
Actual bore diameter was 23.8 cm (9.37").
|Designation||24 cm/35 (9.4") SK L/35|
|Ship Class Used On||Germany: Siegfried and Odin classes
Argentina: Libertad class
|Date Of Design||about 1888|
|Date In Service||Germany: 1890
|Gun Weight||21,500 kg, including breech|
|Gun Length oa||about 331 in (8.400 m)|
|Rate Of Fire||about 2 rounds per minute|
|Projectile Types and Weights||Germany:
|Bursting Charge||AP L/2.6 C/01: 7.67 lbs. (3.48 kg)
Common L/2.8 C/01: 6.35 lbs. (2.88 kg)
|Projectile Length||AP L/2.6 C/01: about 24.6 in (62.4 cm)
Common L/2.8 C/01: about 26.5 in (67.2 cm)
|Propellant Charge 1||Germany: N/A
Argentina: 65 lbs. RP/93
|Approximate Barrel Life||N/A|
|Ammunition stowage per gun||Siegfried: 68 rounds
Odin: 56 rounds
Original propellant was brown powder.
- "Naval Weapons of World War Two" by John Campbell
- "Naval Weapons of World War One" by Norman Friedman
- "German Warships 1815-1945" by Erich Gröner
- "Die Geschichte der deutschen Schiffsartillerie" by Paul Schmalenbachges
26 November 2007 - Benchmark
20 November 2012 - Minor details added