~ A Georgian 1790-1800 British Royal Navy Cannon on a Later Truck ~
This is a 12 pounder cannon having the iron barrel constructed with five moulded turns/stages.
The 12-pounder long gun was an intermediary calibre piece of artillery mounted on warships of the Age of sail.
They were used as main guns on the most typical frigates of the early 18th century, on the second deck of fourth-rate ships of the line, and on the upper decks or castles of 80-gun and 120-gun ships of the line.
The cannon has been placed on a later four wheel wooden carriage.
It has a flat touch hole.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel has a length 116 inches (294.6 cm).
The cannon on the carriage is 51 inches (129.5 cm) tall.
The trunnion has a total width of 55 inches (139.7 cm).
The muzzle diameter is 5 inches.
The cannon weighs approximately 1.470 metric tons.
~ Condition ~
A fairly rough piece with flaking etc to the barrel and loss around the muzzle.
It is not a sea recovered piece and is quite stable.
It was acquired from a midlands militaria museum.
~ Transportation ~
We would prefer collection in person from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard but are happy to liase with your transportation requirements.