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"The 12-inch 25-ton Gun of the 'Hotspur', by which the 'Glatton' was battered and the effect of the two 600-pound shot on the 'Glatton's' Turret."
This is an original 1873 black and white in-text wood engraving of the 12-inch (305mm) 25-ton muzzle-loading rifle artillery gun that was aboard the ironclad ram warship, HMS Hotspur, of the British Royal Navy (RN) and the effect that two rounds of 600-pound shot had upon the side of the breastwork monitor HMS Glatton, of the British Royal Navy that took place during live firing trials.
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This 140+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Period Paper is proud to present a collection of wood engravings from 1873 issues of The Graphic magazine that illustrate the people, places, and events of Victorian era England, including hare coursing at Great Altcar, London cityscapes, sailing ships of the British Royal Navy, and many others! To continue indulging your inner Anglophile, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!
Keywords specific to this image: Military, Nautical, Ship, Victorian Era