Model of a 20-inch mortar on a turntable, Rijkswerf Rotterdam, 1834
This model represents a twenty-inch calibre mortar of the kind fitted on gunboats. The weight of the mortar and its recoil when fired required considerable strengthening of the deck both below and around the weapon. The mortar stands on a sliding mount placed on a turntable. This allowed the weapon to be fired in any direction.