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18-pounder short gun
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1/4th Scale model of an 18-pounder short gun, model 1824. On display at the Musée national de la Marine, Paris.
Type naval gun
Place of origin France
Service history
Used by France, Spain, Great Britain, Netherlands, Sweden, USA
Barrel length )

Calibre 138.7 mm[1]

The 18-pounder short gun was an intermediary calibre piece of artillery mounted on warships of the Age of sail. It was a lighter version of the 18-pounder long gun, compromising power and range for weight.


  1. French naval regulation, 1786

External links

  • (French) Jean Boudriot et Hubert Berti, L'Artillerie de mer : marine française 1650-1850, Paris, éditions Ancre, 1992 (ISBN 2-903179-12-3) (notice BNF no FRBNF355550752).
  • (French) Jean Peter, L'artillerie et les fonderies de la marine sous Louis XIV, Paris, Economica, 1995, 213 p. (ISBN 2-7178-2885-0).

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