Artillery in the colonies 1914

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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by danebrog » 29 Jan 2019 16:59

3.7-cm SK L/30 M1893
One specimen survived and is actually on display in front of the Mangochi police office in direct neighbourhood to the museum there. Was able contacting a Police Constable there, but she had no further information about that one.
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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by danebrog » 29 Jan 2019 17:06

An ancient Mortar of probably 15 cm, origins unknown. Oldest evidence from pictures dates back to 1905
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Prince Adalbert (left), ca. 1905
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On board HMS Mersey
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Artillery Depot DeS
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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by danebrog » 29 Jan 2019 17:14

10,5-cm Feld-Haubitze m.98/09 (S/S Marie)
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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by danebrog » 29 Jan 2019 17:19

7,5-cm Krupp L/14 M1912 Gebirgskanone (S/S Marie)
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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by danebrog » 29 Jan 2019 17:48

15-cm Ringkanone L/22 from cruiser frigate SMS Bismarck

This one was a memorial for years whilst the Breech block was used as an anvil. Ammo was adapted from 15-cm duds from british naval guns
It saw just one action at DeS and break up after the first shot

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https://www.lovettartillery.com/MAT_15c ... Detail.htm
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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by Bildberichter » 05 Feb 2019 07:02

10,5-cm Feld-Haubitze m.98/09 nr. 185 at "The View", Transvaal Scottish HQ in Parktown Johannesburg. Probably from DOA.

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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by Bildberichter » 05 Feb 2019 07:27

12½-pr Maxim-Nordenfeldt QF gun No.4115.

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In 1895 the British South African Company imported two of these guns for use in the ill-fated Jameson Raid into the Boer Transvaal Republic. One gun, serial No.4116, was captured by the Boers from the invaders in January 1896. The second gun, No.4115, was left behind at Bulawayo as all its parts had not arrived in time for the invasion. Both guns saw service during the 1899-1902 Boer War, meeting on opposing sides in the Metse Mashoane Valley in February 1900.

After the Boer War No.4115, returned to Northern-Rhodesia where it later took part in the battles in DOA. In 1918 this gun was captured by the Germans when Von Lettow-Vorbeck invaded Northern-Rhodesia. After its capture the Germans damaged the breech and tipped the gun over an escarpment in front of the military police camp at Kasama. After the Great War No.4115 was retrieved and mounted in front of the officer’s mess at the same camp. Several years later it was found by a former crew member in the abandoned camp. After he restored the gun it was mounted outside the Kasama Government offices. The gun’s current whereabouts is unknown.

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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by Bildberichter » 05 Feb 2019 07:34

75mm/76.2mm Maxim-Nordenfeldt/Vickers QF mountain gun:

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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by Chris Dale » 06 Feb 2019 00:17

All great photos thanks for sharing. I especially liked Bildberichter's 10.5cm howitzer. I wonder if that's still there?

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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by Chris Dale » 06 Feb 2019 00:32

I just got back from a trip to Namibia where I saw these familiar guns at the Alte Fest in Windhoek.

7.85 cm Leichte Feldgeschütz C73 Nr376
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7.85 cm Leichte Feldgeschütz C73 Nr89
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7.2 cm Gebirgskanone L/14 M98 Nr16
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7.2 cm Gebirgskanone L/14 M98 Nr18 (at the Independence Museum, next to the Alte Fest)
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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by Bildberichter » 11 Feb 2019 13:57

The Transvaal Scottish HQ in Johannesburg also houses this beaut of a 10,5cm lFH 98 (ex Khorab, GSWA):

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In GSWA:
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At surrender:
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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by Bildberichter » 11 Feb 2019 14:01

Its brother was mounted in Joubert Park in Johannesburg Central, unfortunately nowadays a bad part of town. In 2006 I tried to get authorities to move it to Fort Schanskop in Pretoria, but had no success. Not sure if it is still there...

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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by Chris Dale » 28 Feb 2019 02:43

Again, thanks for sharing!

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