BL 8 inch Mk VII naval gun

Infobox Weapon
name= Ordnance BL 8 inch gun Mk VII


caption=
origin= United Kingdom
type= Naval gun
Coast defence gun
is_ranged=YES
is_bladed=
is_explosive=
is_artillery=YES
is_vehicle=
is_UK=YES
service=1880s - 19??
used_by=Australian Colonial Navies
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designer=
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weight=12-13 tons barrel & breechText Book of Gunnery 1902, Table XII Page 336]
length=
part_length=convert|204|in|mm|sigfig=4 (25.5 calibres)
width=
height=
crew=
cartridge= convert|180|lb|kg|sigfig=4
caliber=convert|6|in|mm|sing=on|sigfig=4
action=
rate=
velocity=convert|2000|ft/s|m/s|sigfig=3 [2,000 ft/sec firing a 180 lb projectile, with 90 lb black prism powder (gunpowder); or 22 lb cordite MK I propellant size 20. Text Book of Gunnery, 1902]
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max_range= convert|8000|yd|m
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The BL 8 inch gun Mk VII was a British 25.5-calibres naval gun used to equip Australian colonial navies and Australian and New Zealand coastal defences.

History

Naval service

Guns armed the followed vessels :
*HMQS Gayundah of 1884
*HMCS Protector of 1884
*HMVS Albert of 1884

Coast defence gun

ee also

*List of artillery#Naval guns

Notes

References

* [http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll11,230 Text Book of Gunnery, 1902. LONDON : PRINTED FOR HIS MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE, BY HARRISON AND SONS, ST. MARTIN'S LANE]
* Tony DiGiulian, [http://navweaps.com/Weapons/WNBR_8-26_mk1.htm 8"/26 (20.3 cm) Mark VII]

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