The Story of the Gun: The Cannon Goes to Sea

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The Story of the Gun: The Cannon Goes to Sea. Heavy cannons were mounted below decks; (inset top left) Nelson's Victory carried 43 guns firing 12 pound cannon balls from the upper and quarter decks, 28 24-pounder guns on the middle gun deck, 30 32-pounder guns on the lower gun deck and two carronades of the forecastle; (bottom left) various implements used for ramming home and cleaning cannons; (top right) varioius types of ammunition including solid shot, chain shot and grape shot.

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