Cannon

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Cannon. Cast iron long gun. Standard George III 6-pound carriage gun. Broad arrow mark; weight mark '18-0-19' (cwt-quarters-pounds); 'WCo' on left trunnion (manufacturer Samuel Walker & Co); numerals '20' on right trunnion; numeral '8' in front of first reinforce. .
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Measurements
Muzzle length to the rear of breech ring 1.981m (6'6")
Media/Materials description
Iron
Signature/Marks
WC
History and use
In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts. This standard, cast iron, George III, 6-pound, carriage gun was retrieved in 1992.

HMS Pandora
Registration number
MA148

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