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Written by Golda
(9/26/2005 10:04 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Number of guns, I think, penned by Louise H
The numbers following the name of a ship refer to the number of carriage guns. The number does not include carronades, which are short-barreled lightweight guns. They were used for firing heavy shots over a short distance. It also excludes the number of swivel guns. The number of guns also identified the "rating" of the ship and number of gun decks.
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