Schneider-Canet 100mm naval gun M. 1898

 

 

 

 

Bulgarian designation :

100-мм оръдие Д-50 Шнайдер

Schneider designation :

Canon tir rapide de 100mm de 50 calibres sur afft de bord et de cte pivot central

Calibre :

100mm L/50

Weight of barrel :

2000 kg

Weight of the breech-block :

35 kg

Weight of the carriage :

650 kg

Weight of the frame :

950 kg

Weight of the platform :

600 kg

Weight of the shield :

1500 kg

Weight in action :

5700 kg

Barrel length :

5 m

Number of barrel grooves :

32

Angle of twist of rifling :

from 3 to 6

Cartridge

weight :

4 kg

height :

1050 mm

shelled :

23.5 kg with Prismatic brown powder

21 kg with smokeless powder B.N.

charge :

6.5 kg of Prismatic brown powder

3.25 kg of smokeless powder B.N.

Common shell weight :

13 kg charge : 0.4 kg

Armour piercing shell weight :

13 kg charge : 0.2 kg

Muzzle velocity :

730 m/s with Prismatic brown powder

770 m/s with smokeless powder B.N.

Max. range :

8000 m

Elevation :

+ 30 / - 7

Traversing angle :

360

Recoil :

270 mm

Remarks :

Naval gun (description). Bulgarian Navy bought four of these guns. Two were mounted on the torpedo gunboat Nadedzhda in 1900. But during Balkan Wars and WW1 they were removed from the ship and given to the coast artillery. Two more guns were stored probably as spare barrels and from 1912 were used for coast defence too.

 

 

 

The 100mm guns of the Balchik Coastal Battery

The Nadedzhda at the Varna Naval Museum