31 Oct '13, 2pm

HMS Anson’s cannon returns to pride of place at #RNASCuldrose

HMS Anson’s cannon returns to pride of place at #RNASCuldrose

Trainee Observers on the Airborne Surveillance and Control (ASaC) course 1/13 undertook the refurbishment after noticing that the cannon from HMS Anson was not looking its best. Using facilities on the Base the restoration began in April and despite having the rigors of the ASaC course to contend with set about the overhaul. “On the face of it the job looked relatively simple,” said Lieutenant Allan McInnes, from 849 NAS. “Unfortunately, on closer inspection the carriage supporting the cannon was rotting and in need of replacement to ensure the 3.5 tonne cannon was secure. “We asked around and RNAS Culdrose shipwright’s kindly offered their support and made a new carriage.” The cannon itself has great historical significance; it once graced the decks of HMS Anson, a 64 gun third rate frigate launched in 1781 which sank off Loe Bar while attempting to return to Falmouth in ...

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