Ship’s weapon dug up in garden

Published on August 5th, 2009 | by Admin

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Bar shot from the 1700s, designed to destroy a ship’s rigging, has been unearthed in a garden in Scotland.

Retired marine archaeologist Dr Colin Martin said the ammunition was designed for tearing a ship’s rigging. But he said it could be from one of two warships that attacked Morven in 1746.

Before the Battle of Culloden, near Inverness, in April 1746, HMS Terror and HMS Princess Anne landed men in Morven to destroy the homes and possessions of suspected supporters of Charles Edward Stuart – Bonnie Prince Charlie.

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