9 Inch RIFLED MUZZLE LOADING (RML) GUN
MIDDLE NORTH BATTERY SIMON’S TOWN
The gun was designed in 1865 as a broadside gun for ironclad ships and harbour seafront defence. A total of 190 were made.
The gun was last fired in 1903. This gun was first mounted in Halifax Nova Scotia until 1878, then at Bermuda until 1881 and then at Sheerness England until 1885. It was mounted at Middle North Battery Simon’s Town in 1896 where it still exists. The gun, carriage, slide and mounting were restored in the East Dockyard Gun Shop in 1984.
For more see SIMON’S TOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
2021 FIRING SCHEDULE
21 February – 12h00 (Armed forces Day)
27 April – 12h00 (Freedom Day)
16 June – 12h00 (Youth Day)
24 September – 12h00 (Heritage Day)
11 November – 11h00 (Armistice Day)
16 December – 12h00 (Day of Reconciliation)