Height (of Mount): 267mm
Width (of Mount): 360mm
Photographs of the Cannon of Muhammad II.
Presented by The Rt. Honble. Sir John Pakington.
CANNON OF MUHAMMAD II, cast A. H. 868 (A.D. 1464).
This great piece of ordnance formed part of the armament of the Castle of Asia at the mouth of the Dardanelles, and was presented to Her Majesty by Sultan Abdul Aziz Khan, 1866. It is now in the MUSEUM OF ARTILLERY, WOOLWICH. Length, 17 feet; diameter of powder chamber, 10 inches; diameter of bore, 25 inches; weight, 18 tons 14 cwt. 3 qrs. The stone shot each weigh 670 lbs. nearly. An inscription near the vent states that the weight of shot is 240 okes=679 lbs., powder due 17½ okes=49.5 lbs. Degrees, 3.