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Creusot-Loire ASW mortar

Country of Origin: France


The Creusot-Loire four-barrel 305-mm anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mortar launched both depth bombs against submarine targets and demolition charges against shore targets. It was one of the biggest, heaviest and longest-range ASW mortars to have entered service.

The four mortar barrels were grouped together as a single elevating element in a large mount located ahead of the bridge. For reloading, the barrels were depressed below the horizontal, their muzzles connecting with...

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