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Title: The royal navy : a history from the earliest times to the present
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Authors: Clowes, W. Laird (William Laird), Sir, 1856-1905 Markham, Clements R. (Clements Robert), Sir, 1830-1916 Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914 Wilson, Herbert Wrigley, 1866-1940 Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 Laughton, L. G. Carr (Leonard George Carr), 1871-
Subjects: Great Britain. Royal Navy
Publisher: London : S. Low, Marston and company, limited
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Internet Archive
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Throughout the reign of James I. and Charles I., ships weresystematically over-gunned, and, in consequence, when at sea,captains often dismounted some of their pieces and stowed them inthe ballast in the hold. The price of guns varied from £12 to £15 aton, and the manufacture of them was practically the monopoly ofa few, chief among whom w^as John Browne, Kings Gunfounder,who in 1626 gained a reward of £200 for casting lighter pieces thanhad been previously made, yet pieces capable, nevertheless, ofstanding double proof. The place of proof for all guns was RatcliffFields. Their export without licence was forbidden ; they might bebought and sold only at East Smithfield, and shipped and landedonly at Tower Wharf. Yet in spite of these restrictions, manywent abroad, and of these not a few had been stolen from royalforts, and probably from ships as well. Stone shot continued to be carried in certain small proportionsuntil about 1625, after which they seem- to have been wholly dis-conti
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