QF 14 pounder naval gun Mk I & II naval gun
|Ordnance QF 14 pounder Mk I & II|
|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Used by||Royal Navy|
|Wars||World War I|
Elswick Ordnance Company (Mk I)|
Vickers, Sons and Maxim (Mk II)
|Weight||1,904–2,016 pounds (864–914 kg)|
|Barrel length||150 inches (3.8 m) (bore) (50 calibres)|
|Shell||QF 12.5 pounds (5.67 kg)|
|Calibre||3-inch (76.2 mm)|
|Muzzle velocity||2,548 feet per second (777 m/s)|
The QF 14 pounder Mk I & II was a 3-inch high-velocity naval gun used to equip battleships for defence against torpedo boats. It was produced for export by Elswick Ordnance Company (Mk I) and Vickers, Sons and Maxim (Mk II). In Royal Navy service they were modified to use the standard 12-pounder shell.
In British service the guns fired the same 3-inch, 12.5 lb shell as QF 12-pounder guns.
- Friedman, Norman (2011). Naval Weapons of World War One. Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK: Seaforth. ISBN 978-1-84832-100-7.
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