Sunday, September 26, 2010

Breech Loading Cannon Replicas

I recently got word that there was shown a few years ago a documentary from the UK (probably the BBC) on the reconstruction and firing of a large wrought iron breech loading cannon based on the one recovered from the Mary Rose wreck.

I seem to recall coming across a website detailing the reconstruction but can't seem to find it as yet - much less said documentary; but I did find online a similar reconstructed gun in Sweden.

Though its dated from 1566 it looks very similar to the large one recovered from the Molasses Reef wreck of the early 16th C.

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