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    Re: Master & Commander
    From: Jim Thompson
    Date: 2003 Dec 10, 07:02 -0400

    The kick of the cannon in the movie seemed awfully tame.  On either
    Consitution in Boston, or Victory in Portsmouth, a guide showed us
    impressions of cannon marks on overhead beams caused by the cannon when they
    bucked during firing.  Ever since I have less enjoyed movie portrayals of
    sea battles.
    
    Jim Thompson
    jim2{at}jimthompson.net
    www.jimthompson.net
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    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Navigation Mailing List
    > [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of Kieran Kelly
    > Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 6:03 AM
    > To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    > Subject: Re: Master & Commander
    > Also close observation would show that the guns on Aubrey's "Surprise" in
    > the film were fired with flintlocks. I thought Napoleonic era cannon were
    > fired with a slow-match applied directly to the touch hole. Can
    > anyone help
    > me here?
    
    
    

       
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