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16 Pound Bar Shot
Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

16 Pound Bar Shot

Catalog #: 58889N    Accession #: 229338
Credit: Division of Military Histiory and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 5" H x 16" W x 5" D

Physical Description

Forged steel

General History

The shape of the bar shot, a center bar with a rounded half circle, made it very effective against a rigged ship. The design allowed the weapon to carry away the yards, masts, and riggings of a ship.


Keywords

Country: United States
Era: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)
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