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  1. Very Large solid shot Cannon Ball

    That seems large to be a solid shot. And the casting looks a bit rough.
  2. Tiny gold bible
  3. Kingstown shipwreck
  4. Bronze cannon site

    I was referring to European cannon only- Asian is quite a different kettle of fish.
  5. Bronze cannon site

    French merchant ships would have Swedish cast- iron guns with wrought-iron swivels until the first couple of decades of the 18th century, when they begin their own iron industry in earnest. Oldest identified cannon are bronze, like the Loshult piece. First technology comes from bell and bronze...
  6. Bronze cannon site

    Do you mean warships or merchant ships?
  7. Bronze cannon site

    You can get both bronze and cast-iron guns on the same wreck- this is typical of the ships of the Dutch East India Company in both the 17th and 18th century.
  8. Update on the Gribshunden
  9. Viking ships still causing havoc...
  10. Wrecking history of the Bahamas

    There's a lot about La Rosa in the Royal Gazette of Jamaica July 1816 onwards; in the British Newspaper Archive Home | Search the archive | British Newspaper Archive. The location for the wreck it gives is Abaco.
  11. Wrecking history of the Bahamas

    I did, but the publisher got cold feet.
  12. Who are These People in Vintage Photos?

    No, they are not the present Queen or the late King of the UK.
  13. Wrecking history of the Bahamas

    The cannon was at Woolwich, not the gunfounder. However now, the guns have all left the old Rotunda collection- that one is either in Wiltshire or Fort Amherst in Kent. Of course at Woolwich there was only a brass foundry. Mathews went bankrupt at the American Wars as the government couldn't pay...
  14. Wrecking history of the Bahamas

    The gun with the Z was cast by George Mathews of Calcuts in Shropshire 1770s- 1780s. He supplied guns to the British government and the merchant market, including the East India Company. You might have the word SOLID on the other trunnion, or another Z and a number.
  15. Another Griffin

    For 17th century material dendrochronology is a more reliable dating tool. The National Museum od Denmark dendro-ed the Anholt guns beds- always "said" to be 14th or 15th century, to discover they were c1520s. 93-10.pdf (
  16. Another Griffin

    Can't move underwater these days without tripping over another Griffin wreck The Griffin: Shipwreck found in Lake Michigan may be a notorious 'cursed' ship ? The Girl Sun
  17. HQ Ship of the 17 th Lancers ( Dragoons) sank on rocks in 1797

    The operation appears to be described in a Derbyshire paper- first entry : Results for '+clutfam' | Between 1st Jan 1790 and 31st Dec 1799 | British Newspaper Archive
  18. HQ Ship of the 17 th Lancers ( Dragoons) sank on rocks in 1797

    There was a recent book about the rum trade and Jamaican shipping : Mr Atkinson’s Rum Contract by Richard Atkinson review – 'genealogy is addictive' | History books | The Guardian
  19. HQ Ship of the 17 th Lancers ( Dragoons) sank on rocks in 1797

    you might be looking for the wrong home port. There was a Caledonia sailed from Glasgow in September 1795 for Jamaica. Glasgow had strong connections with the West Indies trade. the fact it is called Caledonia suggests a Scottish connection or origin.
  20. Gribshunden 1495

    It is a Danish ship; when it sank, these were Danish waters. Sweden expanded at Denmark's expense over the 16th and 17th centuries.