10.5 cm SK L/35

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10.5 cm SK L/35
Type Naval gun
Place of origin German Empire
Service history
Used by German Empire
The Netherlands
Ottoman Empire
Spain
Wars World War I
Production history
Designer Krupp
Designed 1891
Manufacturer Krupp
Produced 1894
Specifications
Weight 1,270 kg (2,800 lb)
Length 3.6 m (11 ft 10 in) 35 caliber
Barrel length 3.4 m (11 ft 2 in)

Caliber 105 millimeters (4.1 in)
Breech Horizontal sliding wedge breech
Elevation -10° to +30°[1]
Traverse 360°
Rate of fire 7.5 rpm
Muzzle velocity 600 m/s (2,000 ft/s)[2]
Effective firing range 12 km (7.5 mi) at +30°[1]

The 10.5 cm SK L/35 (SK - Schnelladekanone (quick-loading cannon) L - Länge (with a 35-caliber long barrel) was a German naval gun developed in the years before World War I that armed a variety of warships of the Imperial German Navy during World War I. In addition to the Imperial German Navy the 10.5 cm SK L/35 was used by the Royal Netherlands Navy, Ottoman Navy and Spanish Navy.[3]

Naval Use[edit]

The 10.5 cm SK L/35 were used as primary or secondary armament aboard Corvettes,[4] Gunboats,[5] Pre-dreadnought battleships, Protected cruisers,[6] Torpedo gunboats and Unprotected cruisers.[7]

Ships armed with the 10.5 cm SK L/35 include:

Ammunition[edit]

Ammunition was 105 x 656 mm R and of fixed QF type. A complete round weighed 21.4 kg (47 lb). The projectiles weighed 14 kg (31 lb).[2]

The gun was able to fire:

Weapons of comparable role, performance and era[edit]

References[edit]

  • Friedman, Norman (2011). Naval Weapons of World War One. Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK: Seaforth. ISBN 978-1-84832-100-7. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c DiGiulian, Tony. "Germany 10.5 cm/35 (4.1") SK L/40 - NavWeaps". www.navweaps.com. Retrieved 2017-07-23. 
  2. ^ a b Friedman, Norman (2011). Naval weapons of World War One. S. Yorkshire: Seaforth Pub. ISBN 9781848321007. OCLC 751804655. 
  3. ^ "Río de La Plata protected cruiser (1900) - Spanish Navy (Spain)". www.navypedia.org. Retrieved 2017-07-24. 
  4. ^ "CAROLA iron corvettes (1881-1882) - Kaiserliche Marine (Germany)". www.navypedia.org. Retrieved 2017-07-24. 
  5. ^ "Nias gunboats (1895-1897) - Royal Dutch Navy (Netherlands)". www.navypedia.org. Retrieved 2017-07-24. 
  6. ^ "KAISERIN AUGUSTA cruiser-corvette (1892) - Kaiserliche Marine (Germany)". www.navypedia.org. Retrieved 2017-07-24. 
  7. ^ "CHARLOTTE flush-decked corvette (1886) - Kaiserliche Marine (Germany)". www.navypedia.org. Retrieved 2017-07-24. 
  8. ^ "BRANDENBURG battleships (1893-1894) - Kaiserliche Marine (Germany)". www.navypedia.org. Retrieved 2017-07-24. 
  9. ^ "Torgud Reis battleships (1894/1910) - Ottoman / Turkish Navy (Ottoman Empire / Turkey)". www.navypedia.org. Retrieved 2017-07-24. 
  10. ^ "SEEADLER small cruisers (1892-1893) - Kaiserliche Marine (Germany)". www.navypedia.org. Retrieved 2017-07-24. 
  11. ^ "Koetei gunboats (1898-1900) - Royal Dutch Navy (Netherlands)". www.navypedia.org. Retrieved 2017-07-24. 
  12. ^ "PELENG-İ DERYA torpedo gunboats (1896) - Ottoman Navy (Ottoman Empire)". www.navypedia.org. Retrieved 2017-07-24. 

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