Model of a 30-pounder carronade in a battery Vlissingen, Rijkswerf Vlissingen, 1838

Model of a 30-pounder carronade in a battery Vlissingen, Rijkswerf Vlissingen, 1838

wood, brass, rope, leather, wool and paint, h 49cm × w 70cm × d 53cm Catalogue entry

The carronade was invented by the Carron ironworks in Scotland. In English, the weapon was commonly known as a ‘smasher’, owing to its devastating power at close range. Thanks to its modest dimensions and sliding mount to absorb recoil, this short cannon could also be deployed on smaller ships. The model displays all the requisite accessories: an ammunition rack, powder horns, pouch-topped powder kegs, shrapnel shells and cartridge cases.

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