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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cannon, (search)
the United States in 1896. Zalinski's dynamite gun, calibre 15 ins.; throws 500 lbs. of explosive gelatine 2,100 yds.; also discharges smaller shells. Three of the guns of this class were used with tremendous effect by the United States dynamite cruiser Vesuvius at the bombardment of Santiago de Cuba in 1898, and larger ones have been installed at Fort Warren, Boston; Fort Schuyler, N. Y.; Fort Hancock, N. J., and at San Francisco. Graydon dynamite gun, calibre 15 ins.; using 3,000 lbs. of compressed air to the square inch; throws 600 lbs. of dynamite 3 miles. Armstrong gun, calibre 6 ins.; weight of shot, 69.7 lbs.; of powder, 34 lbs.; pressure per square inch, 31,000 lbs. Hurst, double-charge gun, same principles apply as in the Armstrong and Haskell guns. Brown wire-wound gun, made in segments; kind authorized by Congress, 37 1/2 ft. long; weight, 30,000 lbs. Maxim-Nordenfeldt quick-firing gun; lowest weight, 25 lbs.: maximum firing ability, 650 rounds a minute.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hurst, John Fletcher 1834- (search)
Hurst, John Fletcher 1834- Clergyman; born in Dorchester county, Md., Aug. 17, 1834; graduated at Dickinson in 1854; ordained in 1858; elected a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1880; founded the American University in Washington, D. C., in 1891. Among his works are Our Theological century; Short history of the Christian Church; Indika; Bibliotheca Theologica, etc.