Chinese coastal batteries

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Re: Chinese coastal batteries

Post by forttravel » 17 Jan 2019 17:01

This is strange, long time ago I found in internet an old drawing with cross section of casamate - here is a similar gun.
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Re: Chinese coastal batteries

Post by forttravel » 02 Jul 2019 16:47

I am glad to announce that my two new articles are already issued about that topic:
in US (CDSG) = CD Journal Volume 33, Issue 2, Spring 2019: "Changmen Paotai: The Incredible Story of the Bursting and Repair of 28 cm Krupp Coast Guns in China".
In UK (FSG) = FORT Volume 46, 2018: "Identification of British coastal defence ordnance on disappearing carriages in China".
Both of them with help of YC Chen, our fellow from that forum. Thanks YC!

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Chinese coastal batteries

Post by MilindTign » 22 Feb 2020 03:00

Im in China. Lets get the party started..

Great to have a new Beijing forumer on board by the way, since the other one peacefu.. got banned for no apparent reason.

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Re: Chinese coastal batteries

Post by forttravel » 03 May 2020 17:58

Nihao, who can ID that structure/location?
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Re: Chinese coastal batteries

Post by Statist » 16 May 2020 04:15

Russian soldier and officers on a Chinese coastal battery.
Shanhaiguan prob 1900 2.jpg
The photo was mistakenly signed as Port Arthur, but allegedly the photo was taken in 1900 during the Boxing Rebellion in China. Russian troops with the allies occupied three coastal fortresses - Dagu, Beitang and Shanhaiguan. Judging by the terrain in the photo, we see Shanhaiguan.
Shanhaiguan fortress.jpg
There were 6 (or 7) fortifications in this fortress, of which coastal guns were installed on 5 fortifications. Fort No. 1, where there were Russian, British, French, Italian, German and Japanese soldiers, had four 120-mm Krupp guns with a firing sector of 130 degrees. Perhaps these are these guns.
In addition, Russian soldiers were at Fort No. 4, but there were two 120-mm guns of the Krupp model of 1895 with a shield.
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Re: Chinese coastal batteries

Post by forttravel » 18 May 2020 17:07

Hello Statist, gun from your picture seems to be 15 cm Ringkanone, very popular in fortifications along China, Turkey, even in Prussia.
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Re: Chinese coastal batteries

Post by Statist » 20 May 2020 13:37

Thanks for the correction. Then the guns was in a another place, but I still think that the photo showed Shanhaiguan.
Dagu 150.jpg
Another photo of a similar 150 mm gun in one of the forts of Dagu fortress. Please note that even the shape of the casemates was similar, only in Dagu the walls of the casemates were made of clay (clay concrete), and in Shanhaiguang the walls were made of stone.
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