Hvy.Arty U.S. Parrott Rifles for Siege, Seacoast, & Naval Operations (60, 100, 150, 200, 300 pdr.)

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ARTILLERY PROFILE (ALL TYPES)
  • In Service With:
    • U.S. Army (Siege Operations & Coastal Defense)
    • U.S. Navy (Armed Blue-water & Brown-water Vessels)
  • Purpose: Siege, Seacoast, & Naval Artillery
  • Invented By: Robert Parker Parrott in 1861
  • Tube Composition: Cast Iron, Wrought Iron Breech Band
PERFORMANCE (100-pdr.)

Gun TypeRifle
Groves
Standard
Powder
Charge
Dupont
Powder
Type
Effective
Range
(at 5°)
Projectile
Flight Time
(at 5°)
Max Range
(at 35°)
Projectile Flight Time
(at 35°)
60-pdr. Parrott
7 RHT
1 in 15'​
6 lbs.​
100-pdr. Parrott
9 RHT
1 in 18'​
10 lbs.​
No. 7
or No. 5​
2,247 yards​
6½ Seconds​
8,453 yards​
36¾ Seconds​
150-pdr. Parrott
200-pdr. Parrott
11 RHT
1 in 23'​
16 lbs.​
No. 7​
2,000 yards​
300-pdr. Parrott
15 RHT
1 in 30'​
25 lbs.​
  • Projectiles:
WEIGHTS & MEASURES (100-pdr.)

Gun TypeBore
Diameter
& Length
Tube
Length
Tube
Weight
Number Produced
(Survivors)
Crew SizeCost in USD
to Deliver
Manufacturing
Years
Weight of Projectile
60-pdr. Parrott
5.3"
104.5"​
125"​
5,430 lbs.​
110 Navy​
11​
1864-1865​
50 lbs to 60 lbs​
100-pdr. Parrott
6.4"
130"​
154"​
9,800 lbs.
4.85 tons​
233 Army
352 Navy​
17​
$1,200 (1861)
$1,300 (1865)​
1861-1865​
80 lbs to 100 lbs​
200-pdr. Parrott
150-pdr. Parrott
8.0"​
163"​
16,300 lbs.
8.15 tons​
91 Army
87 Navy​
25
14/7​
$2,200​
1861-1865​
175 lbs​
300-pdr. Parrott
10.0"​
173"​
26,500 lbs.
13.25 tons​
42 Army​
-​
$4,950​
1863-1865​
250 lbs.​

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