Posted 2 years ago
This bronze dutch cannon sat on the waterfront in Philipsburg, St. Maarten for many years. It disappeared some years ago & I found it on the French side for sale. The musee' mentioned it to me & I told them I knew where it was. I took these pics of it & they didn't do anything. It was sold to somebody in Nevis. Now they want to get it back! Apathetic procrastinating people make me want to scream. Will it be retrieved? I'll do what I can.
This gun was made in Amsterdam. The trunnions are mounted below the axis of the bore. In about 1800, the trunnions were moved to the centre-line axis of the bore in the western world. The markings show that it was made in 1780-81 & the trunnion positions indicate up to about 1800. Beautiful gun. Should be enjoyed by everybody instead of the rich in places like the Four Seasons.
Helm, this is not the cannon we are trying to retrieve here, - we hope!