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Gun no 35 at Skansin

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There are only two, nos 35 and 42. Does anyone make any sense of the engraving?

I think I have heard something about these originally being ship guns, but I don't know.

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  1. Whipper_snapper 108 months ago | reply

    The broad arrow was a 'War Department' sign in Britain.

    If these guns are on the Faroe Islands then they MAY be two of HMS Hood's guns.

    See: heima.olivant.fo/~styrheim/gallery/holmstrom.gun/holmstro... which I think shows one gun. COW stands for Coventry Ordnance Works and Holmstrom is the type of breech mechanism.

    www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNBR_55-50_mk1.htm for further details of these guns.

  2. Jan Egil Kristiansen 106 months ago | reply

    According to a sign at the entrance to the fort, they are from HMS Furious.

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