Armament Aboard the Neuse

Naval gun carriage

Naval Gun Carriage (Top View)
The Neuse was armed with two 6.4" Brooke rifles, which would have been mounted on swiveling carriages like this one.

Brooke rifle

6.4" Brooke Rifle (Double Banded)
Stationed at opposite ends of the casemate, the Neuse's Brooke rifles were capable of firing straight fore and aft, at 90-degree broadsides, and at 45-degree angles fore and aft.