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A 6-Pounder Gun from the U.S.S. Columbia

Contributed by Doug Howser

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The following images are of a Driggs-Schroeder 6 pounder which was issued to the U.S. Cruiser COLUMBIA (Photo courtesy of the Doug Howser Collection)

Driggs-Schroeder 6 pounder cannon

The gun tube of one of the COLUMBIA's twelve 6 pounder guns.

Markings on the Driggs-Schroeder 6 pounder cannon

The markings on the gun tube of the COLUMBIA's 6-pounder indicating that the gun was manufactured in 1894, and is a Mark VIII type gun. The weight of the tube is 789 pounds. This was gun #109.

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