Note: The Compression Carriage or Hardy Carriage

By Aldo Antonicelli, published August 2013


This Note corrects an assertion made by John Harland in MM (99:1) that Admiral Hardy was the inventor of  the ‘compression carriage’ used for carronades between 1830 and 1850. The carriage was designed by General William Millar, but was abandoned ‘on account of its weight, complication, liability to become deranged or be rendered useless ..’

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies | Weapons

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