Castillo de San Marcos Artillery Tour

A bird's-eye map of the Castillo with numbered cannon graphics.

1. 24-pounder cast iron. Circa 1750. Transferred to the National Park Service (NPS) with the fort in 1935.
2. Same as above.
3. 4-pounder bronze. Seville, 1737. Named La Sibila (The Fortune Teller). Gifted to NPS, 1953.
4. 16-pounder bronze. Barcelona, 1743. Named El Camilo (The Camillus). Transferred from West Point Military Academy, 1962. Interesting note: Made from recycled bronze.
5. 24-pounder cast iron. Circa 1690. Transferred 1935.
6. 18-pounder cast iron. Circa 1750. Transferred 1935.
7. Same as #6.
8. 24-pounder cast iron. Circa 1750. Transferred 1935.
9. 18-pounder cast iron. Circa 1690. Made in Sweden. Found in Savannah River, 1914. Gifted to NPS, 1955.
10. 15-inch bronze mortar. Barcelona, 1724. Loaned to NPS, 1971.
11. 12-inch bronze mortar. Seville, 1784. Gifted to NPS, 1958.
12. 8-pounder bronze. Seville, 1798. Named El Uenado (The Deer). Gifted to NPS, 1978. Interesting note: U’s and V’s were sometimes interchanged historically.
13. 6-pounder bronze. Seville, 1762. Transferred from West Point Military Academy, 1962.
14. 18-pounder bronze. Seville, 1735. Named El Daedalo (The Daedalus). Loaned to NPS, 1971.
15. 12-pounder bronze. Seville, 1798. Named Facheno (Braggart). Received from West Point Military Academy, 1962.
16. 4-pounder bronze. Seville, 1795. Named Abilud (older brother, or Biblical name). Gifted to NPS, 1960.
17. 2-pounder cast iron. Circa 1700. Transferred 1935.
18. Same as above
19. 12-inch bronze mortar. Barcelona, 1783. Named El Icaro (The Icarus). Gifted to NPS, 1960.
20. 12-inch bronze mortar. Seville, 1807. Named Abajado (Crouching One). Gifted to NPS, 1960.
21. 4-pounder cast iron. Circa 1700. Found buried in St. Augustine. Gifted to NPS, 1954.
22. 15-inch bronze mortar. Barcelona, 1724. Loaned to NPS, 1971. Interesting note: Has a rare Luis I crest.
23. 12-inch bronze mortar. Seville, 1774. Gifted to NPS, 1958.
24. 4-pounder bronze. Barcelona, 1768. Named El Jazmin (The Jasmine). Transferred to NPS, 1962.
25. 3-pounder cast iron. Circa 1690. Found buried in St. Augustine. Gifted to NPS, 1954.

Located in Courtyard and Inside Rooms
26. 18-pounder bronze. Seville, 1764. Named El Milanes (The one from Milan). Loaned to NPS, 1971.
27. Fragment of 16-pounder cast iron cannon. Circa 1690. Exploded in 1702, killing 3 crew members. Found buried in Castillo’s moat.

Located in Water Battery (Seawall)
28. – 35. Cast iron howitzers of various sizes. A design combining a cannon and a mortar. Circa 1815-1846. Transferred 1935.
36. 32-pounder cast iron. United States Model 1841 Seacoast Cannon. Found in the waters off Naval Station Mayport, Jacksonville, FL. Transferred to NPS, 1978.

Last updated: March 19, 2018

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