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