HC Deb 15 July 1862 vol 168 c350

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, If he has decided when to try the Horsfall Gun, and whether he has any objection that the trials be made at Shoeburyness upon the same Target as the Armstrong 300-pounder Gun was tested on Monday, the 7th instant, and also upon any other Targets now making for experimental purposes?


stated, in reply, that arrangements had been made for the removal of the gun from Southsea to Shoeburyness, and for the trial of experiments with it against a target formed on the model of the sides of the Warrior.