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mortar

EQA0085.1
Ship equipment

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Collection Ship equipment
Gallery locationNot on display

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Object ID EQA0085.1
Description A 3-pounder Manby mortar for getting a line on board a vessel in distress. Includes shot and leather becket. Inscribed 'G.W. Manby Capt FRS Inventor'. Manufactured by S.V. Moore Yarmouth'. Manby's apparatus was first successfully used in 1808, so this is a later piece since he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1831.
Date made after 1831

Artist/Maker Manby, George William
Moore, S.V.
Place made Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials metal
Measurements Overall: 155 mm x 205 mm x 205 mm
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