Elswick Pattern "W" guns used on Italian pre-dreadnoughts as secondary weapons. Reused as coastal defense guns after those ships were scrapped.
These and similar EOC designs were also used on Garibaldi class armored cruisers sold to other nations, including Argentina and Japan.
These guns were partially wire wound and had screw breech blocks.
|Designation||8"/45 (20.3 cm) EOC Pattern "W"|
|Ship Class Used On||Regina Elena and Garibaldi Classes|
|Date Of Design||N/A|
|Date In Service||about 1900|
|Gun Weight||19.1 tons (19.4 mt) including breech mechanism|
|Gun Length oa||N/A|
|Bore Length||about 360 in (9.144 m)|
|Rate Of Fire||about 2 rounds per minute|
- "Naval Weapons of World War Two" and "The Battle of Tsu-Shima" articles in "Warship Volume II" all by John Campbell
- "Navy and Army Illustrated Annuals, Volume VI - 1898"
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