Description

Secondary weapon used on pre-dreadnoughts. Used a horizontally sliding breech mechanism.

Gun Characteristics

Designation 10.5 cm (4.1") SK L/35
Ship Class Used On Kurfüst Friedrich Wilhelm class
Date Of Design about 1891
Date In Service 1894
Gun Weight (1,270 kg)
Gun Length oa (3.638 m)
Bore Length (3.400 m)
Rifling Length N/A
Grooves N/A
Lands N/A
Twist N/A
Chamber Volume N/A
Rate Of Fire 10 rounds per minute theoretical
7.5 rounds per minute practical

Ammunition

Type Fixed
Complete Round Weight
  • 1891
    • AP: 40.1 lbs. (18.2 kg)
    • HE: 39.7 lbs. (18.0 kg)
  • 1907
    • HE: 47.2 lbs. (21.4 kg)
Projectile Types and Weights
  • 1891 1
    • AP: N/A
    • HE: N/A
  • 1907
    • HE: 30.9 lbs. (14.0 kg)
Bursting Charge HE: 1.97 lbs. (0.9 kg)
Projectile Length N/A
Cartridge Case Type, Size and Empty Weight N/A
Propellant Charge 6.24 lbs. (2.83 kg) RP C/06
Muzzle Velocity With 1891 Projectiles: 2,034 fps (620 mps)
With 1907 Projectiles: 1,968 fps (600 mps)
Working Pressure N/A
Approximate Barrel Life N/A
Ammunition stowage per gun Kurfüst Friedrich Wilhelm: 100 as commissioned, later 145
  1. ^1891 AP was L/3.8 and HE was L/3.89.

Range

Range with 30.9 lbs. (14.0 kg) HE
Elevation Distance
30.3 degrees 11,810 yards (10,800 m)

Mount / Turret Data

Designation
  • Single Mounts
    • Kurfüst Friedrich Wilhelm (6 or 8): MPL C/91
Weight N/A
Elevation MPL C/91: -10 (?) / +30.3 degrees
Elevation Rate Hand operated, only
Train 360 degrees
Train Rate Hand operated, only
Gun recoil N/A

Sources

Data from:

  • "Weapons of World War One" by Norman Friedman
  • "German Warships 1815-1945" by Erich Gröner

Page History

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