Swivel gun

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Cast iron swivel gun; muzzle broken off. Remnants of wrought iron tiller on the cascabel & the yoke of the gun on the trunnions. Weight marked '1-1-20' (cwt-quarters-pounds), Broad Arrow mark. Recovered from Eastern Reef.
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Measurements
Length base of the breech to the muzzle break 610 (24")
Media/Materials description
Cast iron
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 cast iron swivel gun was recovered from Eastern Reef where the Pandora first ran aground. Muzzle broken off. Remnants of wrought iron tiller on the cascabel & the yoke of the gun on the trunnions. Weight marked '1-1-20' (cwt-quarters-pounds), Broad Arrow mark.

HMS Pandora
Registration number
MA784

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