Thirteen BIG Guns

32-pdr Navy Smoothbore
32-pdr Navy Smoothbore

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The USS Cairo carried thirteen big guns. This 32-pdr Navy smoothbore, mounted on its original carriage, could fire a solid 32-pound cannon ball about a mile. It required an eleven man crew to load, maneuver, and fire.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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