5-inch guns out for shell practice, 1900
Photograph, Boer War (1899-1902), 1900.
Several 5-inch breech loading naval guns were used during the South African conflict. Most were mounted old 40-pounder gun carriages and towed into position by traction engines. The gun itself could fire shrapnel and common shell.
From an album of 172 photographs collected by J L B Templar, Royal Army Service Corps.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection