Product images of Carronade model
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The long gun was the main weapon of warships during Nelson's era and required a crew of up to eight men. By Nelson's time the shot size of the largest used on British ships had reduced to 32 pounds (14.6 kg), hence '32-pounder'. The carronade was a short-range gun, introduced in 1778. It was known in the Royal Navy as a 'smasher', was a quarter of the weight of a long-gun and could therefore be handled by fewer men. Carronades came in many sizes, those firing 12-pound shot (14.5 kg) being in common naval use while Nelson's 'Victory' had a few of the largest, firing 68-pound shot.
- Image reference: F4170
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London