Skoda guns built at the Pilsen works. Used as secondary weapons of Austria-Hungary's battleships.
The battleship Tegetthoff was ceded after World War I to Italy, where she was scrapped and her guns then used as coastal artillery.
Actual bore diameter was 14.91 cm (5.87").
|Designation||15 cm/50 (5.9") K10 Skoda|
|Ship Class Used On||Austria-Hungary: Viribus Unitis class
Italy: Coastal Artillery
|Date Of Design||1910|
|Date In Service||1912|
|Gun Length oa||295 in (7.500 m)|
|Rate Of Fire||6 rounds per minute|
|Projectile Types and Weights||HE: 100 lbs. (45.5 kg)
AP: 100 lbs. (45.5 kg)
|Propellant Charge||37 lbs. (16.85 kg)|
|Muzzle Velocity||2,887 fps (880 mps)|
|Working Pressure||17.4 tons/in2 (2,745 kg/cm2)|
|Approximate Barrel Life||N/A|
|Ammunition stowage per gun||N/A|
|Designation||Single Casement Mounts: Viribus Unitis (12) 1|
|Elevation||-6 / +15 degrees|
|Elevation Rate||Manual operation, only|
|Train||about +60 / -60 degrees|
|Train Rate||Manual operation, only|
- ^The casemate mounts on these battleships were poorly designed, as they lacked ventilation. If smoke penetrated into them, the guncrews could not function.
- "Naval Weapons of World War Two" by John Campbell
- "The Viribus Unitis Class" article in "Warship Volume II" and "A's and A's" comments in "Warship Volume III" both by Friedrich Prasky
- "A Szent István Csatahajó" (The battleship Szent István) by Balogh Tamás and Csepregi Oszkár
- Tony DiGiulian's personal data files
Special help from Daniel Papp
- 26 September 2007
- 05 September 2010
- Added pictures of Batterie Madonna gun