Object Title

6 pr gun

6 pr gun

Date

1806

Object Number

XIX.81

Provenance

Taken at Copenhagen on 8th September 1807 [1845 Guide, p.119.]

Physical Description

The chase was much damaged in the Grand Storehouse fire of 1841. The dolphins are formed as elephant's heads, and the first reinforce bears the monogram of King Christian VII of Denmark. The right trunnion is marked in relief with the letters VB , the left with the date 1806

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 1905 mm (75 in), Overall length: 2083 mm (82 in)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

3.7 in (9.4 cm)

Associations

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, P.48.

Notes

The VB mark is that of the cannon foundry at Stafsjo, Sweden. In 1806 the Danish Artillery ordered two iron guns from Stafjo to be copies of the contemporary bronze gun (model 1766). Although tested successfully no more were made because of the large stocks of bronze pieces.