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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").

Unless otherwise specified, the data below is for the German weapon.

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
  • ^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

"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 Schmalenbach

Page History

26 November 2007 - Benchmark
20 November 2012 - Minor details added
05 March 2019 - Converted to HTML 5 format, corrected typographical error