Sunday, 19 May 2013

The calibres and lengths of eighteenth century English cannons

I recently came across the following information in one of the books I bought whilst in the Caribbean, and I thought might be of interest to some of my regular blog readers.

Field Artillery Iron Cannon
  • 3-pounder: 3 foot 3 inches
  • 6-pounder: 4 foot 1 inch
  • 9-pounder: 4 foot 8 inches
  • 12-pounder: 5 foot 1 inch
  • 18-pounder: 5 foot 10 inches
  • 24-pounder: 6 foot 5 inches
Ship Guns (Bronze)
  • 3-pounder: 3 foot 6 inches
  • 6-pounder: 4 foot 4 inches
  • 9-pounder: 5 foot
  • 12-pounder: 5 foot 6 inches
  • 18-pounder: 6 foot 4 inches
  • 24-pounder: 7 foot
  • 32-pounder: 7 foot 6 inches
  • 36-pounder: 7 foot 10 inches
  • 42-pounder: 8 foot 4 inches
  • 48-pounder: 8 foot 6 inches
Ship Guns (Iron)
  • 3-pounder: 3 foot 6 inches
  • 6-pounder: 4 foot 4 inches
  • 9-pounder: 5 foot
  • 12-pounder: 5 foot 6 inches
  • 18-pounder: 6 foot 4 inches
  • 24-pounder: 7 foot
  • 32-pounder: 7 foot 6 inches
  • 42-pounder: 8 foot 4 inches
  • 48-pounder: 8 foot 6 inches
Siege Artillery (Bronze)
  • 12-pounder: 6 foot 7 inches
  • 18-pounder: 7 foot 6 inches
  • 24-pounder: 8 foot 4 inches
  • 32-pounder: 9 foot 2 inches
  • 36-pounder: 9 foot 6 inches
  • 42-pounder: 10 foot
  • 48-pounder: 10 foot 6 inches
Garrison Artillery (Iron)
  • 3-pounder: 4 foot 2 inches
  • 6-pounbder: 5 foot 3 inches
  • 9-pounder: 6 foot
  • 12-pounder: 6 foot 7 inches
  • 18-pounder: 7 foot 6 inches
  • 24-pounder: 8 foot 4 inches
  • 32-pounder: 9 foot 2 inches
  • 42-pounder: 10 foot

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