~ 18 Pounder Ship of The Line c1770 Navy Cannon ~
This is a 18 pounder cannon having the iron barrel constructed with five moulded turns/stages. We think it is a Dutch piece.
This type of cannon was a heavy caliber piece for early ships of the line.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel has a length 114 inches (2.89 m).
The trunnion width is 23 inches (53 cm).
The muzzle diameter is 5 inches.
The cannon weighs approximately 2.100 metric tons.
~ Condition ~
The cannon is in a typical condition for it's age with pitting. It is not a sea recovered piece.
It was acquired from a midlands militaria museum.
~ Transportation ~
We would prefer collection in person from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard but are happy to liaise with your transportation requirements.