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70-pounder Whitworth naval gun

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The 70-pounder Whitworth naval gun was designed by Joseph Whitworth during the 1860s. [1]

21 relations: American Civil War, Brazilian Navy, Charleston, South Carolina, Confederate States of America, Fort Sumter, George Thompson (engineer), Gunpowder, Ironclad warship, Joseph Whitworth, Monitor (warship), Morris Island, Naval artillery, Paraguayan War, Passage of Humaitá, Rifled muzzle loader, Round shot, Shell (projectile), Touch hole, United States Navy, Washington Navy Yard, 120-pounder Whitworth naval gun.

American Civil War

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.

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Brazilian Navy

The Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil) is the naval service branch of the Brazilian Armed Forces, responsible for conducting naval operations.

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Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Confederate States of America

The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was an unrecognized country in North America that existed from 1861 to 1865.

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Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter is a sea fort in Charleston, South Carolina, notable for two battles of the American Civil War.

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George Thompson (engineer)

Teniente-Coronel George Thompson (1839-1876) was an English engineer, and was in charge of the Paraguayan military engineering in the Paraguayan War.

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Gunpowder

Gunpowder, also known as black powder to distinguish it from modern smokeless powder, is the earliest known chemical explosive.

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Ironclad warship

An ironclad is a steam-propelled warship protected by iron or steel armor plates used in the early part of the second half of the 19th century.

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Joseph Whitworth

Sir Joseph Whitworth, 1st Baronet (21 December 1803 – 22 January 1887) was an English engineer, entrepreneur, inventor and philanthropist.

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Monitor (warship)

A monitor was a relatively small warship which was neither fast nor strongly armoured but carried disproportionately large guns.

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Morris Island

Morris Island is an 840-acre (3.4 km²) uninhabited island in Charleston Harbor in South Carolina, accessible only by boat.

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Naval artillery

Naval artillery is artillery mounted on a warship, originally used only for naval warfare, later also for naval gunfire support against targets on land, and for anti-aircraft use.

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Paraguayan War

The Paraguayan War, also known as the War of the Triple Alliance and the Great War in Paraguay, was a South American war fought from 1864 to 1870 between Paraguay and the Triple Alliance of Argentina, the Empire of Brazil, and Uruguay.

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Passage of Humaitá

The Passage of Humaitá (Portuguese: Passagem de Humaitá) was an operation of riverine warfare during the Paraguayan War − the most lethal in South American history − in which a force of six Brazilian Navy armoured vessels was ordered to dash past under the guns of the Paraguayan fortress of Humaitá.

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Rifled muzzle loader

A rifled muzzle loader in the forecastle of HMS Gannet (1878) A rifled muzzle loader (RML) is a type of large artillery piece invented in the mid-19th century.

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Round shot

A round shot (or solid shot, or a cannonball, or simply ball) is a solid projectile without explosive charge, fired from a cannon.

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Shell (projectile)

A shell is a payload-carrying projectile that, as opposed to shot, contains an explosive or other filling, though modern usage sometimes includes large solid projectiles properly termed shot.

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Touch hole

A touch hole, also called a vent, is a small hole near the rear portion (breech) of a cannon or muzzleloading gun — that is, the part where the combustion of the powder charge occurs, at the end opposite from the muzzle from which the projectile is fired from the barrel.

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United States Navy

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

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Washington Navy Yard

The Washington Navy Yard (WNY) is the former shipyard and ordnance plant of the United States Navy in Southeast Washington, D.C. It is the oldest shore establishment of the U.S. Navy.

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120-pounder Whitworth naval gun

The 120-pounder Whitworth naval gun was designed by Joseph Whitworth during the 1860s.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/70-pounder_Whitworth_naval_gun

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