|This page shows
some very detailed photographs of a
field gun on display at the National Museum, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
(former German East Africa). A plaque on the gun says that it
was made at the Railway Workshop at Tabora and later captured in
Dar es Salaam during the First World War.
A close examination of the breech
of the gun reveals that it was in all probability not used for
firing live rounds, but more probably for firing salutes or even
as a decoy gun during the British bombardment of Dar es Salaam.
Guns with similar wheels and carriages (also presumably made at
the Tabora Workshop) are seen in a photograph in "In Mosun
und Pori" by former SMS Königsberg and Schutztruppe
artillery officer, Richard Wenig. It may be that this carriage
at one time carried a working gun, and that the breech seen in
this display was not its original one.