English caronade - XVIII century
This English carronade was built between the years 1776 & 1779 by the Carron Company, an ironworks in Falkirk, Scotland, UK, from which is taken the name. It was the first barrel cast in a pig foundry, realy squat & with short range, but terribly effective during naval battles at short distance. Two english caronades were placed on the H.M.S. Victorys fore deck.