Fabulous Large Ocean-Salvaged Maritime 69lb Carronade Cannon on Carriage
A blast from the past...literally! Retrieved from the ocean depths where it may have been lost in a battle or shipwreck. Standing in front of this behemoth, you can sense the power of such guns in the heat of battle. A truly striking display piece to grace the home or garden of any martime enthusiast, naval personnel or appropriately named (or themed) shop, restaurant or pub.
This early 19th century naval cannon was of a type introduced in 1779 by the Carron iron works in Falkirk, Scotland and known generically as a 'Carronade'. It was a smooth bore short range weapon (effective from between a quarter and three-quarters of a mile) for blasting enemy ships and clearing their decks.
The original carriage would have long-since succumb to the deep so it now sits proudly on a reconstructed base made from huge solid timbers and vintage iron wheels. The cannon is is intact with remnants of the pommel (rear hoop) aft and fore sights and reinforcing rings. The wheels are currently fixed.
Includes 10 x cannon balls in retainer (see photos).
Please note this item is VERY heavy and will require machinery to move and transport.