Reconstruction of a replica swivel gun

Author(s): Martin J Read; Kester Keighley

Year: 2013


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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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)


Film Ordnance Reconstruction

Geographic Keywords
United Kingdom Western Europe

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 446