Monday, April 23, 2007

Some gun lists from April 1653 for new ships

I was interested to see some photographs that I received yesterday of pages that have gun lists for new ships. They date from April 1653, apparently. The first of them is for a ship with dimensions of 136ft length and 34ft beam. The list includes 44 guns, of which four are bronze 24pdr and six are iron 18pdr guns. There is a fairly large complement of 12pdr guns, with a few 8pdr, 6pdr, and two 4pdr guns.

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