19th CENTURY GALLERY
Located at Fort site in about 1874 or 76. 68 pound SBML (Smooth Bore Muzzle Loader) on temporary wooden emplacement and gun crew with Nobbys Head and breakwater in background.
68 pound SBML (Smooth Bore Muzzle Loader) now located on Silo Hill Stroud NSW.
9 inch Armstrong Gun and Officers and men.
Armstrong Gun with Crew ready to load.
Note: Shell on lifting rig mounted on barrel.
Loading 9 inch RML Armstrong Gun
using shell lift.
Aiming 9 inch RML gun.
80 pounder RML gun in underground
casemate facing Newcastle Harbour entrance.
Gun Loading and Laying (aiming) equipment for 80 pounder Rifled Muzzle Loader casemate gun.
Newcastle Harbour late 1880's in the foreground the western barbette with 80 pounder RML gun, plus 6 pdr cannon and gun crew.
View from the Fort towards Newcastle and beach with encampment outside the Fort's walls.
6 pounder cannon, limber and crew.
Disappearing Hydro-Pneumatic gun.
Currently all that remains are the
sealed gun pits and one barrel.
1.5 inch calibre Nordenfelt QF (Quick Firing) gun was the replacement for the previous 80 pounder.
Two of the original Fort SBML 68 Pounder guns on Silo Hill Lookout at Stroud NSW.
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