Cannons (HM1QKU)

Location: Montego Bay, Saint James Parish
Country: Jamaica
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N 18° 28.696', W 77° 55.56'

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Fort Montego

Cannons were used in forts for the defence of harbours. Fort Montego had seventeen (17) cannons mounted in its heyday. Three (3) remain, two (2) dated 1810 and one (1) 1813.These are cast iron cannons manufactured by the Carron and Company Works in Falkirk, Scotland. They are mounted on iron garrison carriages, then state of the art, firing shot weighing 24 pounds, hence known as 'twenty four pounders', taking up to 13 men to fire them.
Placed ByJamaica National Heritage Trust
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Date Added Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18Q E 190983 N 2045602
Decimal Degrees18.47826667, -77.92600000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 18° 28.696', W 77° 55.56'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds18° 28' 41.76" N, 77° 55' 33.6" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Fort St, Montego Bay Saint James Parish , JM
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