Sunday, February 2, 2014

More from Fort De Soto

Fort De Soto 12-inch Mortars:

Only remaining 12 inch rifled, breach loading mortars in the U.S.  Used for coastal defense throughout the U.S., most were melted down prior to WWI to build bigger and better guns.............Part of the 1896 Coastal Defense Plan, these mortars were only fired during gunnery practice.

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