Remains of a rifle from Jan van Speijk’s gunboat, anonymous, before 1831

Remains of a rifle from Jan van Speijk’s gunboat, anonymous, before 1831

iron (metal), l 107cm More details

This mangled, broken rifle is believed to have come from gunboat no. 2 of Van Speijk. Several months after the explosion, it was presented to King William i, who had the weapon added to his collections in the Koninklijk Kabinet van Zeldzaamheden (Royal Cabinet of Rarities).

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