Artwork : ArchiveNo00128

Gun Breech Rope 1978






Contributor Name HMS Warrior
Contributor Image Warrior_historian.jpg

Location Portsea
Collection Date 05.06.08 10.06am
Artefact Name Gun Breech Rope
Artefact Description Gun Breech rope (40lb). Very poor condition. Weathered by sea and pollution. Originally made of Manila. The rope is Hawser Laid and pointed at each end. 30ft in length and 3 inches in width.
Artefact Date 1978
Artefact Stored On HMS Warrior fitted to the Port (left), Starboard (right), aft (back) upper-deck 40lb guns
Artefact Form

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Sample Taken Fibres from edge of rope
Sample Image

History of Artefact The Gun Breech rope (40lb) is used to hold the gun in place and it controls the gun recoil - Armstrong Breech Loader. There are four upper-deck 40lb guns. Other guns are 110lb Breech Loader and 68lb Muzzle Loader.
Historian Glyn Thomas
Previous Owners Manufactured by Chatham Dockyard who supplied the rope during the restoration
Special Memories

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