Object Title

12 pr gun

12 pr gun



Object Number



Taken together with Nos. XIX.83 and XIX.96 when the Island of Java was captured in 1811 by a force commanded by Major-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty, Colonel R.R.Gillespie being in command of the advance.

Physical Description

The gun is virtually a pair to No.XIX.83 and is engraved with similar inscriptions recording capture and presentation. The base ring is inscribed ME FECIT CORNELIS CRANS HAGAE Ao 1748. The number 3620, probably the weight in The Hague pounds, is incised on the second reinforce, which also bears on the left side No.1 and on the right the letter E.


Dimensions: Height: 3370 mm; max diameter: 560mm


Serial Number None visible


12 pr


Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.53.


A mortar (No.1.8) in the Army Museum, Lisbon signed CORNELIS CRANS ENCHISAE Ao 1737 shows that Cornelis was working at Enkhuizen before he joined the family at The Hague, where he died in 1750, his heirs continued to work under the father Jan until 1755. (Cf. No. XIX.83).