Carronade gun crew

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    Ide Crawford
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    How many men were required for the gun crew of a twelve pounder carronade?

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    Nicholas Blake
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    A 12pdr carronade was originally (in 1779) 2ft 2in long and weighed 5.75cwt. By 1800 it had increased to 2ft 8in and 6-6.25cwt. A carronade of that size would typically have a crew of four.

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