These Skoda guns armed a Yugoslavian destroyer taken over by the Italians during World War II.

Gun Characteristics

Designation 14 cm/66 (5.5") Skoda
Ship Class Used On Premuda (ex-Dubrovnik)
Date Of Design N/A
Date In Service 1932
Gun Weight 5.9 tons (6 mt)
Gun Length oa about 309 in (7.84 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 5 - 8 rounds per minute (?)


Type Separate
Projectile Types and Weights 1 HE: 87.7 lbs. (39.8 kg)
Bursting Charge N/A
Projectile Length N/A
Propellant Charge 34.2 lbs. (15.5 kg)
Muzzle Velocity 2,887 fps (880 mps)
Working Pressure N/A
Approximate Barrel Life N/A
Ammunition stowage per gun N/A
  • ^Ammunition was boat-tailed.


Range with 87.7 lbs. (39.8 kg) HE
Shell Distance
45 degrees 25,600 yards (23,400 m)

Mount/Turret Data

Designation Premuda (4): Single Mountings
Weight N/A
Elevation -10 (?) / +45 degrees
Elevation Rate N/A
Train about +150 / -150 degrees
Train Rate N/A
Gun recoil N/A


Data from:

  • "Naval Weapons of World War Two" by John Campbell
  • "Italian Warships of World War II" by Aldo Fraccaroli
  • "Destroyers of World War Two: An International Encyclopedia" by M.J. Whitley

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