Artillery of The Victorian Forts

4-inch B.L. Vavasseur Mounting Mark I


4-inch BL VavaseurMKI

The 4-inch BL Mk1 on a Vavasseur mount was issued to the Volunteers as a coast defence weapon for training purposes. Many were mounted throughout the UK by 1904.



4-inch BL Vavaseur Priddy's Hard

This 4-inch BL Vavasseur of 1888 can be seen in Priddy's Hard "Explosion" museum.



Calshot 4-inch BL

Another is mounted on top of Calshot Castle at the entrance to Southampton Water.

This piece is from H.M.S. Gannet.
It is mounted on a position for a 12pdr QF gun.