Mr Monkey swarmed up a ladder and out into the open air. He looked around the forecastle, and saw a medium 12 pounder carriage gun and a 68 pounder carronade. There were originally two of each of these in the forecastle. HMS Victory was the only ship in the Royal Navy to carry carronades firing shot as heavy as 68 pounds. Mr Monkey was impressed by the amount of rope used to keep the guns in the right place.
Return to Mr Monkey aboard HMS Victory
Copyright Rik Shepherd and Mr Monkey.