Canet gun

The Canet gun on the IJN Matsushima -- woodblock print by Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1894

The Canet guns were designed by Gustave Canet (1846-1913) for Schneider et Cie.

Naval artillery

After World War I, Schneider was successful in sales to the Empire of Japan.

The guns supplied to Japan equipped the cruisers [[Japanese cruiser Matsushima|MatsushimaTemplate:Square bracket closeTemplate:Ship/maintenancecategory, [[Japanese cruiser Itsukushima|ItsukushimaTemplate:Square bracket closeTemplate:Ship/maintenancecategory, and [[Japanese cruiser Hashidate|HashidateTemplate:Square bracket closeTemplate:Ship/maintenancecategory. [1]

The guns were used during the First Sino-Japanese War.

Related pages


  1. NavWeaps, "Japanese 12.6"/38 (32 cm) Canet"; retrieved 2012-2-21.

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