Wednesday, 15 May 2013

I have been to … the National Armoury Museum, Barbados.

The National Armoury Museum is situated in the former Powder Store underneath St Anne’s Fort in the Historic Garrison Area of Barbados.


The Museum is reputed to have the largest collection of English iron cannon in the world … and some of them are featured below.

18pdr Carronade, cast in 1788 by the Carron Iron Company, Falkirk, Scotland


8-inch howitzer, designed by General Millar and cast by Sturgis in 1827


12pdr cannon or Demi-culverin, cast in 1660


32pdr cannon or Demi-cannon, cast in 1693 by Thomas Western
It is almost unique in having a Tudor Rose and Crown Cypher




3pdr cannon or Minion, cast in the late seventeenth century


32pdr Carronade, cast by the Carron Iron Company, Falkirk, Scotland


3pdr cannon or Minion, cast in the late seventeenth century


18pdr Bloomfield-type cannon, cast in 1805 by Walker and Company
It has a George III Royal Cypher


18pdr cannon or Culverin, cast in Finspong, Sweden during the late seventeenth century


4dr cannon cast in 1775 by George Matthews
It has a George III Royal Cypher

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