Author Results for Martin Bibbings

‘An Awkward Engine’: Captain Philip Broke’s troublesome relationship with the carronade

By Martin Bibbings

From its first introduction in the late 1770s during the American Revolutionary War the carronade was enthusiastically embraced by the Admiralty for use in its warships, dramatically increasing the firepower and effectiveness of even the smallest vessels. Diminutive in size and weight compared to conventional long guns it was capable of firing heavy-calibre shot, and […] Read More

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