Artwork : ArchiveNo00063

Cannonball 1660






Contributor Name Royal Naval Museum
Contributor Image richardnoyce_copy.jpg

Location HM Naval Base (Dockyard)
Collection Date 30.01.08 1.32pm
Artefact Name Cannonball
Artefact Description Museum Ref. No. 1978/338(2)
The cannonball is in half with rusting and flaking. Made of iron. It was from HMY Mary.
Artefact Date 1660
Artefact Stored Dedicated store
Artefact Form

Artefact Image cannon_web.jpg
Sample Taken Very small flakes
Sample Image

History of Artefact It was from the Royal HMY Mary, belonging to King Charles II. It was wrecked off Anglesey in 1675.
This cannonball is typical of the period. The yacht was presented to King Charles II by the Dutch in 1660. It was the first yacht in the Royal Navy. It was armed with eight 3 pounder cannons. They fired 3lb cannonballs.
Historian Richard Noyce
Previous Owners HMY Britannia
Special Memories It is one of the oldest items in the store. It is 348 years old!
Artwork Image Archive_00063_art.jpg



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