Harbour Gun - Porthleven
Photograph - Digital Photography
One of two guns on display at Porthleven in Cornwall, England. The muzzle loading guns are mounted on replica wooden carriages and are positioned close to the inner harbour entrance; the one pictured is on the Harbour Road side, of the harbour.
Both guns have been recovered from the wreck of HMS Anson which was a 64-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy. The ship was launched in 1781 and was shipwrecked off Loe Bar, Cornwall in 1807. Captain Charles Lydiard and many of the crew lost their lives in the tragedy. HMS Anson was driven ashore by a gale, after both anchor cables had been snapped.
Image Ref: 47844-RDA
October 31st, 2016
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