A Krupp gun used on Coastal Defense Ships. Bore length was 37.15 calibers. At least two guns were used by the Germans in coastal defense batteries located in the Netherlands.
Although this and other guns of its caliber in service with the Austria-Hungary and German fleets were all built by Krupp, the shell weights were significantly different in each navy.
|Designation||24 cm/40 (9.45")|
|Ship Class Used On||Jacob van Heemskerck and Hertog Hendrik|
|Date Of Design||about 1900|
|Date In Service||1902|
|Gun Weight||24.1 tons (24.5 mt)|
|Gun Length oa||378 in (9.600 m)|
|Bore Length||351 in (8.916 m)|
|Rate Of Fire||about 2 rounds per minute|
|Projectile Types and Weights||AP: 375 lbs. (170 kg)
HE: 375 lbs. (170 kg)
|Propellant Charge||N/A 1|
|Muzzle Velocity||Ships: 2,690 fps (820 mps)
As coastal defense: 2,559 fps (780 mps)
|Approximate Barrel Life||N/A|
|Ammunition stowage per gun||N/A|
- ^Propellant appears to have been in a single charge.
- "Naval Weapons of World War Two" by John Campbell
Special help from Kornel Hoekerd
- 27 August 2006
- 02 June 2009
- Added picture of Jacob van Heemskerck