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Description

Hooped guns used on German Coastal Battleships of the late 19th century. This gun or a similar one was also used on Argentine coastal defense ships that were built in Britain.

Actual bore diameter was 23.8 cm (9.37").

Gun Characteristics

Designation 24 cm/35 (9.4") SK L/35
Ship Class Used On Germany: Siegfried and Odin classes
Argentina: Libertad class
Date Of Design about 1888
Date In Service Germany: 1890
Argentina: 1892
Gun Weight 21,500 kg, including breech
Gun Length oa about 331 in (8.400 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 about 2 rounds per minute

Ammunition

Type Bag
Projectile Types and Weights Germany:
  • AP C/80: 474 lbs. (215 kg)
  • Common C/80: 474 lbs. (215 kg)
  • AP L/2.6 C/01: 308.6 lbs. (140 kg)
  • Common L/2.8 C/01: 308.6 lbs. (140 kg)
  • SAPC C/01/07: 66.2 lbs. (146 kg)
Argentina:
  • AP: 353 lbs. (160 kg)
Bursting Charge AP L/2.6 C/01: 7.67 lbs. (3.48 kg)
Common L/2.8 C/01: 6.35 lbs. (2.88 kg)
Others: N/A
Projectile Length AP L/2.6 C/01: about 24.6 in (62.4 cm)
Common L/2.8 C/01: about 26.5 in (67.2 cm)
Others: N/A
Propellant Charge 1 Germany: N/A
Argentina: 65 lbs. RP/93
Muzzle Velocity Germany:
  • C/80 projectiles: 1,903 fps (580 mps)
  • C/01 and C/01/07 projectiles: 2,264 fps (690 mps)
Argentina: 2,133 fps (650 mps)
Working Pressure N/A
Approximate Barrel Life N/A
Ammunition stowage per gun Siegfried: 68 rounds
Odin: 56 rounds
Libertad: N/A
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Original propellant was brown powder.

Range

Range of 308.6 lbs. (140 kg) Shell
Elevation Distance
25 degrees 14,210 yards (13,000 m)

Mount / Turret Data

Designation Two Gun Turrets:
  • Siegfried (1): MPL C/88 or MPL C/90
  • Odin (1): MPL C/93
Single Gun Turrets:
  • Siegfried (1) and Odin (1): N/A
  • Libertad (2): N/A
Weight N/A
Elevation -4 / +25 degrees
Elevation Rate N/A
Train about +150 / -150 degrees
Train Rate N/A
Gun recoil N/A
Loading Angle +4 degrees

Sources

Data from:

  • "Naval Weapons of World War Two" by John Campbell
  • "Naval Weapons of World War One" by Norman Friedman
  • "German Warships 1815-1945" by Erich Gröner
  • "Die Geschichte der deutschen Schiffsartillerie" by Paul Schmalenbachges

Page History

26 November 2007 - Benchmark

20 November 2012 - Minor details added