BL 9.2 inch naval gun Mk VIII
| Ordnance BL 9.2 inch gun Mk VIII |
|Place of origin||
1897 - 1918|
25 tons barrel & breech|
368.7 inches (9,360 mm) (40.08 calibres)|
380 pounds (170 kg)|
9.2-inch (233.7 mm)|
2,347 feet per second (715 m/s)|
|Maximum firing range||
12,400 yards (11,300 m)|
The BL 9.2 inch naval gun Mk VIII was designed for the new cordite propellants and was the first British wire-wound gun of this calibre.
It was mounted on the Powerful-class cruisers from 1897. After they were decommissioned some of the guns were used in coast defence in the UK, and from 1916 one was mounted on the monitor HMS Marshal Ney.
- 1 2 3 4 Text Book of Gunnery 1902, Table XII Page 336
- ↑ 380 lb shell, with 63 lb cordite propellant size 40. Text Book of Gunnery 1902, Table XII page 336; Treatise on Ammunition 1915.
- ↑ Mk VIII = Mark 8. Britain used Roman numerals to denote Marks (models) of ordnance until after World War II. Mark VIII indicates this was the eighth model of BL 9.2-inch naval gun.