Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

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Re: Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

Post by CPT Bob » 14 Feb 2019 17:57

It says "TRUE" right on the cover. Ha!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Saga-Youth-Gan ... :rk:1:pf:0
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Re: Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

Post by CPT Bob » 14 Feb 2019 22:24

Two more photos from a Google search. I would like to have a cannon in my biergarten.

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Re: Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

Post by CPT Bob » 14 Feb 2019 22:50

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Re: Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

Post by danebrog » 14 Feb 2019 23:58

CPT Bob wrote:
14 Feb 2019 14:00
There is a sign displayed next to the cannon at the new museum in Iringa and the gentleman in the photo described it as "left by the Germans". I wonder what the sign actually says?
Inscription reads:
CANNON
A cannon of german origin. It was found at Tosamaganga and later brought to the Boma in Iringa Town
It´s finding location indicates that it was used in the shelling of Kaderenga, Hehe Chief Mkwawas Fort in 1884


Tosamaganga is roughly 15km SW of Iringa.
Wintgens had to abandon one of the captured guns due to a severe lack of porters and draft animals.
When Lt. Tom Prince captured Mkwawas Fort he had only a 4.7 cm gun and a Maxim at his disposal....

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Re: Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

Post by CPT Bob » 21 Mar 2019 20:38

Courtesy of Dr Anne Samson:

Rand Daily Mail, Johannesburg, Saturday, 1 November 1919 (Front Page)

"Pretoria's Great Fete" (lower 3rd column)

Three guns from the Konigsberg were on display in "Burger's Park".

I will post the PDF file that Dr Anne sent me as soon as I can figure our how to do it. Ha!

This is Burger's Park in Pretoria.

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Re: Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

Post by CPT Bob » 30 Mar 2019 14:20

Something interesting....

https://www.shapeways.com/product/RZJ8E ... -l-40-guns
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Re: Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

Post by CPT Bob » 30 Mar 2019 14:25

They come in 1/350 and 1/100 scale.
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Re: Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

Post by CPT Bob » 01 Apr 2019 13:53

I was incorrect. The models come in a wide variety of scales. They are very nice.

https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/m ... l%2F40+gun

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