Object Title

24 pr carronade

24 pr carronade

Date

1803-1808

Object Number

XIX.744

Provenance

Dover / Shornecliffe Garrison, Shornecliffe, Kent. Loan 82, Old Tower Collection.

Physical Description

Cast iron with a cast-iron round shot lodged in the muzzle. Comprises an elevating screw box, neck and breeching loop, two breech mouldings - the furthest from the muzzle containing the base patch on the upper side and the quoin patch on the lower. There is a base ring and first reinforce ring leading into the chase as marked by a reinforce ring containing a dispart and step sights. The muzzle contains a muzzle patch dovetail and flash rim

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 1.47 metres (4 ft 10 in), Diameter of muzzle: 11.5 in, Diameter of breech: 15 in, Flash rim: 67 mm, Muzzle: 53 mm, Chase: 590 mm, Reinforce: 435 mm, Cascable: 82 mm Weight: 594 kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 114

Calibre

5.25 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Base carronade loop right: 24 Base carronade loop left: 24 _ Quoin patch: No 114 H & C[o] Reinforce: 12-2-20 Reinforce: 6 (when viewed from right side of barrel) _

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

James Henkell ran an iron foundry at Garret Lane in Wandsworth and was first contracted to the Board of Ordnance in 1780 supplying iron work for carriages. In October 1781 his offer to cast guns was accepted but the results were poor and other gunfounders had to take over the supply. Henkell continued to manufacture guns and in 1791 offered to supply the government with 18 pounders on special terms which were accepted - Thomas Blomefield was keen to have several suppliers available. The new pattern guns were proofed in 1793 when only two 18 pounders passed. Between this date and 1803 there was a gap in production until 1803 when he cast carronades until 1808.