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").

Unless otherwise specified, the data below is for the German weapon which was of hooped construction.

Gun Characteristics

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
Argentina: 1892
Gun Weight 21,500 kg, including breech
Gun Length oa about 331 in (8.400 m)
Bore Length N/A
Rifling Length N/A
Grooves N/A
Lands N/A
Twist N/A
Chamber Volume N/A
Rate Of Fire about 2 rounds per minute


Type Bag
Projectile Types and Weights 1 Germany
    AP C/80: 474 lbs. (215 kg)
    Common C/80: 474 lbs. (215 kg)
    AP L/2.6 C/01: 308.6 lbs. (140 kg)
    Common L/2.8 C/01: 308.6 lbs. (140 kg)
    SAPC C/01/07: 66.2 lbs. (146 kg)

    AP: 353 lbs. (160 kg)

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)
Others: N/A
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) Others: N/A
Propellant Charge 2 Germany: N/A
Argentina: 65 lbs. RP/93
Muzzle Velocity Germany
    C/80 projectiles: 1,903 fps (580 mps)
    C/01 and C/01/07 projectiles: 2,264 fps (690 mps)

    2,133 fps (650 mps)

Working Pressure N/A
Approximate Barrel Life N/A
Ammunition stowage per gun Siegfried: 68 rounds
Odin: 56 rounds
Libertad: N/A
  • ^Guns used in Coastal Batteries used some of the same Coastal Artillery projectiles developed for the 24 cm/40 SK L/40 guns.
  • ^Original propellant was brown powder.


Range of 308.6 lbs. (140 kg) Shell
Elevation Distance
25 degrees 14,210 yards (13,000 m)

Mount / Turret Data

Designation Single Gun Turrets: 1a
    Siegfried (3) and Odin (2): MPL C/88
    Siegfried (1): MPL C/90
    Odin (1): MPL C/93
    Libertad (2): N/A
Weight N/A
Elevation -4 / +25 degrees
Elevation Rate N/A
Train Bow: About 0 / 150 degrees 1a
Stern: about +150 / -150 degrees
Train Rate N/A
Gun recoil N/A
Loading Angle +4 degrees
  • ^1.11.2Two guns on the bow were arranged side-by-side, which meant that each gun could only fire forward and to one side. The third gun was on the stern and could fire to either side.


"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 Schmalenbach
"German Warships of World War I" by John C. Taylor
Special help from Rainer Tröndle

Page History

26 November 2007 - Benchmark
20 November 2012 - Minor details added
05 March 2019 - Converted to HTML 5 format, corrected typographical error
17 November 2022 - Added note about Coastal Artillery projectiles
24 April 2024 - Corrected Turret types and added photograph of Hagen