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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Alexander M. DeBree, CSN-- Part 11: His Cannons on the CSS Atlanta

From the To the Sound of the Guns blog.  "Guns of the CSS Atlanta:  Part 2.

The CSS Atlanta mounted 7-inch Brooke Rifles on its bow and stern.  The bow was #1740 Tredegar and stern #1652.

The trunnions bear stamp "P" for proofed along with the initials of their inspector, Alexander M. DeBree.

When first equipped, the Atlanta had 7-inch Brookes #1641 and #1652.  In May 1863, Cmdr. Richard Page, in command of the Savannah Naval Station called for the replacement of #1641.

The cannons are on display at the Washington Navy Yard in D.C..

--Old B-Runner

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