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Carronade

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CARRONADE (Smasher)

Caronade
Carronada

 

 

 

32 lbs. british carronade
Graphic copyright of Juan Garcia from www.todoababor.es published here under his authorization.

 

Carronades were a short low range cannons of heavy weight shots introduced in the british navy around 1778-1779 at the War of American Independence.

 

There were manufactured by Ingeneer Mr. Boyne for the Carron Iron Company, Scotland, in 1778 for the British Royal Navy, with calibers between 42 and 12 pounds.  Later 6 and 68 lbs. carronades were developed.

 

British Carronades 68 lbs. 42 lbs. 32 lbs. 24 lbs. 18 lbs. 12 lbs.
lenght (meters) 1.2192 1.3081 1.2319 1.1049 0.9906 0.6604
weight (kilos)            
bore (meters) 0.20447 0.17374 0.16129 0.14427 0.13106 0.1148

 

US Carronades 68 lbs. 42 lbs. 32 lbs. 24 lbs. 18 lbs. 12 lbs.
lenght (meters) 1.5748 1.3081 1.2319 1.1049 0.9906 0.6604
weight (kilos) 1,828.88 1,130.35 869.99 660.43 457.22 296.65
bore (meters) 0.2045 0.1740 0.1588 0.1440 0.1306 0.1143
shot diameter (meters) 0.2032 0.1698 0.1551 0.1409 0.1280 0.1118

 

 

 

 

Sources: 

Spencer Tucker, Arming the Fleet:  U.S. Navy Ordnance in the Muzzle-Loading Era (Annapolis:  Naval Institute Press, 1989), p. 125. 

Frank Howard, Sailing Ships of War, 1400–1860 (New York:  Mayflower Books, 1979), p. 219.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carronade

Special thanks to Albert Parker.

 

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