Photo #: NH 80000
12-inch Wrought Iron Gun
"Planned by J. Ericsson. Tested at Sandy Hook, 1842".
Photograph of a plan on file at the Naval Ordnance Plant, Louisville, Kentucky, circa 1962.
This gun looks very much like John Ericsson's "Oregon" gun, after reinforcement. The "Oregon" was tested at Sandy Hook following completion of that work in 1842. It is now located at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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25 June 2001