9 pdr short muzzle loading cannon Durr 211

The design and development of shorter cannon led to several inventors and foundries carrying out experimentation with short non-standard cannon. It is therefore likely that this gun is one of the many experimental short cannon which appeared before the adoption by the Admiralty of the Carronade in early 1790’s. These short cannon were mostly meant for merchant use to save weight, but packed a large wallop at short range for defensive application.