''Long Nine'' Gun

  • General History
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By Crusader1307

Uniquely a naval artillery piece, The so called “Long Nine” series of guns were so named for their barrel length and shot type (9-pounder). Barrels were roughly 15 to 24 feet. Often mounted on a ships Stern or Bow, Long Nines required room to be operated. Their range were also an important fact in their deployment, having a maximum range of over 2,000 feet.