King's Depression Carriage - Fort Washington MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 46.066 W 077° 01.709
18S E 323769 N 4292959
Quick Description: Capt. Rufus King, Jr. devised a counterweight system and front-pintle mount that would allow the 49,000 pdr. Rodman Gun to depress during loading.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2020 7:02:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM136QH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
King's Depression Carriage-Fort Foote-Capt. Rufus King, Jr. devised a counterweight system and front-pintle mount that would allow the 49,000 pdr. Rodman Gun to depress during loading. Except for the brief periods of exposure to enemy fire during the aiming and firing of the gun, the crew could remain protected behind the high parapets of the fort.

LOCATION: Marker is near Fort Washington, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fort Foote Road. Located inside the Fort Foote National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Washington MD 20744, United States of America.
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