The Brooke rifle was a type of rifled, muzzle-loading naval and coast defense gun designed by John Mercer Brooke, an officer in the Confederate States Navy. They were produced by plants in Richmond, Virginia and Selma, Alabama between 1861 and 1865 during the American Civil War. They served afloat on Confederate ships and ashore in coast defense batteries manned by the Confederate States Army.
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... Gun type Weight (approximate) Overall length Caliber 6.4-inch single-banded rifle 9,100 lb (4,100 kg) 141.85 in (360.3 cm) 18.5 6.4-inch double-banded rifle 10,600 ...
Famous quotes containing the words rifle and/or brooke:
“Many times man lives and dies
Betweeen his two eternities,
That of race and that of soul,
And ancient Ireland knew it all.
Whether man die in his bed
Or the rifle knocks him dead,”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“Just now the lilac is in bloom,
All before my little room;”
—Rupert Brooke (18871915)