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Great Britain's Naval Guns

Main Armament

  8" BL Mk VIII, Mk VIII*
Caliber 8"1
Length of gun 34' 5.1"1
Length of bore 50 cal1
Rate of Fire 6 rpm1
Rifling 48 grooves1
1 turn / 30 cal1
Elevation 50° - 70°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 2,775'/sec1
Range of shell 29,200 yards1
Shell weight 256 lb1
Barrel Life  
Weight of Mounting 210 tons1
  7.5" BL Mk VI
Caliber 7.5"1
Length of gun 29' 1.2"1
Length of bore 45 cal1
28' 1.5"1
Rate of Fire 3 - 4 rpm1
Rifling 44 grooves1
1 turn / 30 cal1
Elevation 30°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 2,827'/sec1
Range of shell 21,400 yards1
Shell weight 200 lb1, 204 lb1
Barrel Life  
Weight of Mounting  
  6" BL Mk XII
Caliber 6"1
Length of gun 23' 3.73"1
Length of bore 45 cal1
22' 6"1
Rate of Fire 4 - 7 rpm1
Rifling 36 grooves1
1 turn / 30 cal1
Elevation 15° - 40°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 2,825'/sec - 2,940'/sec1
Range of shell 13,500 yards - 20,600 yards1
Shell weight 100 lb1
Barrel Life  
Weight of Mounting 7 tons - 19 tons1
  6" BL Mk XXIII
Caliber 6"1
Length of gun 25' 9.8"1
Length of bore 50 cal1
25'1
Rate of Fire 8 rpm1
Rifling 36 grooves1
1 turn in 30 cal1
Elevation 45°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 2,760'/sec1
Range of shell 24,800 yards1
Shell weight 112 lb1
Barrel Life  
Weight of Mounting 135 tons1
  6" QF Mk N5
Caliber 6"1
Length of gun 26' 3"1
Length of bore 50 cal1
25'1
Rate of Fire 20 rpm1
Rifling 36 grooves1
1 turn in 25 cal1
Elevation 78.5°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 2,520'/sec1
Range of shell 25,000 yards1
Shell weight 129.75 lb1
Barrel Life  
Weight of Mounting 156 tons1
  5.25" QF Mk I
Caliber 5.25"1
Length of gun 22' 11.5"1
Length of bore 50 cal1
21' 10"1
Rate of Fire 7 - 8 rpm1
Rifling 36 grooves1
1 turn in 30 cal1
Elevation 70°2, 80°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 2,780'/sec1
Range of shell 23,400 yards1
Height of shell 29,544'1, 46,500'2
14,170 m2
Shell weight 80 lb1,2
Barrel Life  
Weight of Mounting  
  5" L/38 QF Mk 12 (USA)
Caliber 5"1
Length of gun  
Length of bore 38 cal1
15' 10"1
Rate of Fire  
Rifling 1 turn in 30 cal1
Elevation 85°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 2,600'/sec1
Range of shell at 45° 18,200 yards1
Height of shell at 85° 37,200'1
Shell weight 55 lb1
Barrel Life 4,6001
Weight of Mounting  
  4.5" QF Mk I
Caliber 4.5"1
Length of gun  
Length of bore 45 cal1
16' 10"1
Rate of Fire 12 rpm1
Rifling  
Elevation 70°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 2,350'/sec1
Range of shell 19,900 yards1
Height of shell 29,908'1
Shell weight 55 lb1
Barrel Life  
Weight of Mounting  

Heavy Anti-Aircraft Guns

  4" QF Mk V and V*
Caliber 4"1
Length of gun  
Length of bore 45 cal1
15'1
Rate of Fire at 50° 14 rpm1
Rifling 1 turn in 30 calibers1
Elevation 20° - 80°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 2,643'/sec1
Range of shell  
Height of shell at 80° 28,750'1
Shell weight 31 lb1
Barrel Life  
Weight of Mounting 4 tons1
  4" QF Mk XVI
Caliber 4"1
Length of gun  
Length of bore 45 cal1
15'
Rate of Fire 20 rpm1
Rifling 1 turn in 30 calibers1
Elevation 80°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 2,650'/sec1
Range of shell 21,300 yards1
Height of shell  
Shell weight 35 lb 4 oz1
Barrel Life 6001
Weight of Mounting 16 tons1
  3" QF Mk I and Mk I*
Caliber 3"1
Length of gun 11' 8"1
Length of bore 45 cal1
11' 3"1
Rate of Fire 20 rpm1
Rifling 1 turn in 30 calibers1
Elevation 90°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 2,517'/sec1
Muzzle Velocity - 16 lb shell 2,500 '/sec1
Range of shell at 45° 11,200 yards1
Height of shell  
Shell weight 12.5 lb1, 16 lb1
Barrel Life  
Weight of Mounting  

Light Anti-Aircraft

  6 pdr QF Hotchkiss MK I*
Caliber 2.24"1
Length of gun 8' 1.73"1
Length of bore 40 cal1
7' 5.76"1
Rate of Fire 20 rpm1
Rifling 1 turn in 30 calibers1
Elevation 60°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 1,773'/sec1
Range of shell at 45° 8,700 yards1
Height of shell at 60° 10,000'1
Shell weight 6 lb1
Barrel Life  
Weight of Mounting  
  3 pdr QF Vickers Mk II
Caliber 1.85"1
Length of gun 8' 2.9"1
Length of bore 50.05 cal1
7' 8.6"1
Rate of Fire 25 rpm1
Rifling 1 turn in 30 calibers1
Elevation 80°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 2,575'/sec1
Range of shell at 12° 5,600 yards1
Height of shell at 80° 15,000'1
Shell weight 3 lb 5 oz1
Barrel Life  
Weight of Mounting  
  2 pdr QF Vickers pompom Mk I, Mk II, Mk II*, Mk VIII
Caliber 1.575"1
40 mm1
Length of gun - Mk I, Mk II 8'1
Length of gun - Mk VIII 8' 6.6"1
Length of bore 39.4 cal1
5' 2"1
Rate of Fire 90 - 115 rpm1
Rifling 1 turn in 30 calibers1
Elevation 70° - 80°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 1,920'/sec1
Muzzle Velocity - high velocity 2,400'/sec1
Range of shell 3,800 yards1
Height of shell  
Shell weight 2.15 lb1
Shell weight - high velocity 1.81 lb1
Barrel Life  
Weight of Mounting  
  1.5 pdr QF Vickers pompom
Caliber 1.46"1
Length of gun  
Length of bore 42.55 cal1
5' 2"1
Rate of Fire  
Rifling  
Elevation  
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 2,100'/sec1
Range of shell  
Height of shell  
Shell weight 1.5 lb1
Barrel Life  
Weight of Mounting  
  40 mm QF Bofors Mk NI, Mk NI/I, Mk IX, Mk X
Caliber 1.575"1
40 mm1
Length of gun 10' 10"1
Length of bore 60 cal1
8'1
Rate of Fire 120 rpm1
Rifling 16 grooves1
Elevation 90°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 2,720'/sec1
Range of shell 12,500 yards1
Height of shell 18,000'1
Shell weight 2 lb1
Barrel Life  
Weight of Mounting 7 tons1
  0.5" Vickers Mk III machine gun
Caliber 0.5"1
Length of gun 4' 4"1
Length of bore 62 cal1
2' 7.11"1
Rate of Fire 600 - 700 rpm1
Rifling  
Elevation 80°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 2,520'/sec1
Range of shell 800 yards1
Height of shell  
Shell weight 2 oz1
Barrel Life  
Weight of Mounting  
  20 mm Oerlikon
Caliber 0.787"1
20 mm
Length of gun 7' 3"1
Length of bore 70 cal1
Rate of Fire  
Rifling  
Elevation 70° - 87°1
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 2,725'/sec1
Range of shell 6,250 yards1
Height of shell 10,000'1
Shell weight 0.27 lb1
Barrel Life  
Weight of Mounting  

Sources:

  1. British Cruisers of World War Two, Alan Raven, John Roberts, 1980
  2. Cruisers of World War Two An International Encyclopedia, M. J. Whitley, 1995
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site