Yeah when I saw that photo I knew you two would be interested glad I came across it..... now on one of your future trips you'll have some more cannon to take measurements from.....seacoastartillery said:From the photo with the news article, it looks like a 6.4 Inch or 7 Inch Double Banded Brooke Seacoast and Navy Rifle, M1862, or M1863. All 6.4 inch Brooke rifles were double, rather than single banded from late in 1862 as were all 7 Inch rifles. The 6.4 Inch rifle weighed 9,100 Lbs. and the 7 Inch, 10,600. With a 14 pound charge of #7 naval powder these large rifles could reach 4 to 4.5 miles with their 80 pound bolts or 60 pound shells.
Allen, thanks a lot for posting this; it is VERY interesting to us.
Mike and Tracy
I doubt they really want to make it all that public.... they don't want pot hunters pillaging the area.... though I'm sure if someone did their research they could figure out the general area....carbineone1964 said:Interesting, I really do not see alot about how they were actually located. It would be good to know more about the search process and how they were able to actually find em. That really looks like it is not in that bad of condition considering..
Rivers shift, floods, stuff gets buried. Kinda amazing they actually found em.
I never find anything like that when Scuba Diving.
Found a Civil War Hubcap once ;D