Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

 

Army:

Great Britain: Dimensions and Weights of a Round Carcase

Circa 1796

Size of Weapon
Weight
Burn Time
in
Minutes
Empty
Composition
Complete
lbs
oz
dr
lbs
oz
dr
lbs
oz
dr
13" Mortar
194
10
11
18
14
--
213
8
16
11
10" Howitzer
89
13
11
7
8
11
97
6
11
8 1/2
8" Howitzer
44
9
5
4
4
11
48
14
--
5 1/2
42 Pound Gun
27
3
--
2
7
11
29
10
11
5
32 Pound Gun
20
13
5
1
14
5
22
11
11
4 1/2
24 Pound Gun
14
12
--
1
9
11
16
5
11
4
18 Pound Gun
11
13
11
1
1
5
12
15
--
4
68 Pound Carronade
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
42 Pound Carronade
26
--
--
2
7
--
28
7
--
4 1/2
32 Pound Carronade
21
10
--
1
13
--
23
7
--
3 1/2
18 Pound Carronade
10
4
--
1
2
--
11
6
--
3

Notes:  

lbs = pounds
oz = ounces
dr = drams
            

Source:

The Little Bombardier and Pocket Gunner London: T Egerton; 1801. P. 52

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2005

 



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