The Carronade Platform
Post date: Apr 05, 2020 12:34:54 PM
To form part of our 18th Century Royal Naval display, which includes a replica launch and extensive land-based 'show-and- tell', the group has constructed a short section of ship’s decking and bulwark . From this platform we are now able to perform naval gunnery displays using our fully-working replica 12 pdr Carronade.
This project gives us a ‘rapid deployment’ option for events, where we can literally roll-up, drop the sides and perform live gun drill.
Pictured are photographs of the inaugural deployment at the Royal Gunpowder Mills - Waltham Abbey - where the display was put on for a live demonstration at a symposium of Napoleonic Wars- era artillery
You can download a fact-sheet concerning Carronades at the foot of this news item
If you are interested in this aspect of our display repertoire, please email Chris Jones, our Chair