Object Title

Gun - Composite Drake

Gun - Composite Drake

Object Number

XIX.983

Provenance

Donated by the Receiver of Wreck on 8th August 2014. Found on or near Goodwin Sands and reported by Mr Aaronovitch, who kindly waived his right to a salvage award.

Physical Description

Built up of copper alloy and iron, probably soldered using lead alloy.
The copper alloy covering is ornamented with bands of interlace at the main mouldings and cascabel, including button. It is provided with dolphins.
According to the inscription begind the vent, it weighs 260 Amsterdam pounds.

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 37

Calibre

60-70 mm