Reconstruction of a replica swivel gun
In 1973 a composite wood-iron swivel gun known as a 'Serpentine' was recovered from the Cattewater, Plymouth and a Tudor wreck, known as the Cattewater Wreck, subsequently partially excavated. In 1979 a film was made of the construction of a replica swivel gun by Colin Carpenter which showed the fabrication of the wrought iron gun barrel and oak bed, their fitting and subsequent firing. This film has been digitised by the South West Film & Television Archive.
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- Bring the Boys Back Home: War, Conflict, and Commemoration •
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2013
Cite this Record
Reconstruction of a replica swivel gun. Martin J Read, Kester Keighley. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428275)
min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;