Latitude 50° 21.6790 N
Longitude 004° 07.3270 W
Depth 5m
Accuracy 100m
Object Class Ordnance
Object Type Gun : Swivel
Material Metal : Iron
Description Iron banded swivel gun
Length 1220mm
Width 206mm
Condition Poor
Completeness 75 %
Seabed type Silt

Swivel Gun (09A01)

Incomplete wrought iron swivel gun found during dredging work off the Bear's Head in the Cattewater. The internal staves that form the barrel were originally covered with hoops and bands which have now corroded away. The muzzle is complete, has a flat face and includes a central foresight, one band remains behind the muzzle ring and another in front of the trunnion hoop. The swivel yoke is complete. Only part of the chamber holder remains.

Remaining length overall 1220mm, external bore 128mm, internal bore 55mm, estimated stave thickness 12.5mm

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Smith R., 1995, Wrought iron Swivel Guns, in The Archaeology of Ships of War, University of Oxford, ISBN 0 904614 52 2