Early Naval Ordnance

By W.G. Perrin, published February 1920


This article transcribes information gleaned from a document dated 17th July 1585, in which Francis Drake lists the ordnance and ordnance stores received to equip the ships Bonaventure and Aid. Charts itemize the numbers and weight of guns for each ship, and the ordnance stores for each, listing stores both by the type of cannon to which they applied, and more generally in the case of items such as ’takles’ and ‘Britchinge rope’. The author has converted the roman numerals of the original into their arabic equivalent.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Tudors | Francis Drake | The Armada
Subjects include: Logistics | Navies | Weapons

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