Model of a section of an armoured turret, Rijkswerf Vlissingen, 1862

Model of a section of an armoured turret, Rijkswerf Vlissingen, 1862

wood and paint, h 20.4cm × w 44.8cm × d 22.7cm Catalogue entry

The process of converting large sailing ships into floating artillery batteries led to a stream of innovations. One example is this armoured turret, from behind which riflemen could safely fire their weapons at the enemy.

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