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LeNoir Forge Museum

Cannon Ball, Round Shot


Accession number: 6-59
Category: Ammunition
Date: 1700 – 1850
Materials: Metal,Iron
Measurements: 17.78 cm Diameter
Narrative: Found on Jerseymans Island
Description: Round, spherical, and very heavy.
History of Use: Used as a projectile and shot from a cannon the purpose was to cause damage to other ships and buildings.  Round shot was used by naval guns during most of the age of sail.