Cannons, Cannon Balls and Cannon Shot


     Three iron cannons and an assortment of ammunition were found at the wreck. The cannons are all about the same size. Cannons of this type usually are called nine-pounders, but the Spanish documents refer to them as eight-pounders. They are 8 feet long and have a muzzle bore diameter of about 4.25 inches. They fired cannon balls weighing about 9 pounds.


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