Early American 24-pdr Naval Guns
24-pdr of 32 cwt
20-pdr (3.67-inch) Parrott Naval Rifle and Army 20-pdrs modified for Navy use
Carronades and Gunades
Guns of the CSS Georgia
The Stockton Gun
6-pdr Insurance Gun
70-pdr (5-inch) Whitworth Rifles
Blakely 4.5-inch Rifle
Im doing research on Naval gunnery so I can present a naval living history. Looking for material on how crew drilled on naval guns and how the guns were operated by their lines to be moved in and out of battery. Any good suggestion on sources or materials that might help me?
I would suggest the Navy Ordnance Instructions as a baseline for drill. For instance, page 46 of the 1866 manual details drill for broadside guns: http://books.google.com/books?id=xklAAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA46#v=onepage&q&f=false
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