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Title: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Dual on September 13, 2010, 08:05:21 AM
Ek het afgekom op 'n paar baie interessante kanonne en wil graag die inligting wat ek gaan inwin, met julle deel
Hierdie is seker 'n draad wat net deur sekere belangstellendes gevolg gaan word

Gantouw pas - kanon nommer 396 en 397
Die een van Swede (1790), die ander van Engeland (1740) - albei 6 ponders

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Gantouw01.jpg)

Dan was ons Saterdag na Franskraal toe gewees
Hierdie kanon kom van die Birkenhead skip af
Duidelik verwaarloos

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Franskraal01.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Franskraal03.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Franskraal02.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Franskraal04.jpg)

Eintlik gaan soek na die kanon by Gansbaai hawe, maar niks gevind nie - baie teleurgestel, maar sal soek tot ons hom kry


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: tok-tokkie on September 13, 2010, 08:18:43 AM
Andy660 on WD (occasionally here too) is a member of the cannon society.  He has a project to ride to every cannon.  He has a good book about local cannons.


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Rustyb on September 13, 2010, 05:22:30 PM
In Hout Bay there are some near Snoekies and also two sets on the Chapmans Peak side.


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Pmdb on September 13, 2010, 05:38:16 PM
Hier is lys van kannonne in die Weskaap :

Dutch colonial period (1652-1795)

17th century

    * Fort de Goede Hoop (1652-1674) -- Table Bay (present Grand Parade)
    * Tranenborg (1652-?) -- Table Bay (Salt River mouth)
    * Duynhoop (1654-1672) -- Table Bay (Salt River mouth)
    * Coornhoop (1657-1662) -- present-day Mowbray
    * Kyckuyt (1659-1670s) -- present-day Paarden Eiland
    * Keert de Koe (1659-1670s) -- present-day Maitland
    * Houdt den Bul (1659-1663) -- present-day Bishopscourt
    * Ruyterwacht (1659-1660s) -- present-day Rondebosch
    * Santhoop (1661-?) -- Table Bay (near Salt River mouth)
    * Castle of Good Hope (1674- ) -- Table Bay

18th century

    * [[Chavonnes Battery]] (1726-1860) -- Table Bay
    * Fort De Knokke (1744-1926) -- Table Bay
    * Sea Lines (1744-1827) -- Table Bay
    * Imhoff Battery (1744-1896) -- Table Bay (next to Castle)
    * Muizenberg Fort (1740s-1827) -- near present Natale Labia Art Museum
    * French Lines (or Military Lines) (1781-1827 -- present-day Trafalgar Park (Woodstock)
    * Gordon Battery (c1781-?) -- slopes of Devils' Peak
    * Kloof Nek Battery (c1781-1827) -- Kloof Nek (between Table Mountain and Lion's Head
    * Camps Bay Battery -- present-day Camps Bay High School
    * Conway Redoubt (c1781-?) -- Constantia Nek
    * Gilquin Battery (later West Fort) (1781-1827 -- Hout Bay
    * Zoutman Battery (later East Fort) (1781-1827 -- Hout Bay
    * Amsterdam Battery (1787-1900s) -- Table Bay (near present V&A Waterfront entrance)
    * Coehoorn Battery (1780s-?) -- slopes of Devils' Peak
    * Rogge Bay Battery (1780s-1827 -- present St John's Arcade, Riebeeck Street
    * Boetselaar Battery (1793- ) -- Simon's Town
    * Zoutman Battery (later Lower North Battery) (1793- ) -- Simon's Town
    * Klein Gibraltar (1794-1827) -- Hout Bay
    * Kyk in de Pot (1795- ) -- Table Bay (rebuilt as Fort Wynyard 1862)

 British colonial period (1795-1910)

18th century


    * Craig's Tower (1795-?) -- near Salt River mouth
    * York Blockhouse (later Queen's Blockhouse) (1795-1827) -- Devil's Peak
    * King's Blockhouse (1795-1827) -- Devil's Peak
    * Prince of Wales's Blockhouse (1795-1827) -- Devil's Peak
    * Martello Tower (1796- ) -- Simon's Town

19th century

    * Fort Wynyard (1862- ) -- Table Bay
    * Craig's Battery (1880s-?) -- near Salt River mouth (replaced Craig's Tower)
    * Green Point Battery (1880s-1907) -- Mouille Point beachfront
    * Three Anchor Bay Battery (1880s-1920s) -- Three Anchor Bay beachfront
    * Cemetery Battery (later Queen's Battery) (1889-1943) -- Simon's Town
    * Noah's Ark Battery (1890-1940s) -- Simon's Town
    * Sea Point Battery (1891-1928) -- present Sea Point Junior School site
    * Lion Battery (1891- ) -- Signal Hill
    * Upper North Battery (1895-?) -- Simon's Town

20th century

    * Scala Battery (1906-1947) -- Simon's Town

Union/Republic of South Africa (1910- )

20th century


    * King George V Battery (1914-1928 -- Milnerton
    * Duiker Battery (later Apostle Battery) (1940- ) -- Llandudno
    * Cornelia Battery (1940-1944) -- Robben Eiland
    * Robben Eiland Battery (later De Waal Battery) (1941-1944) -- Robben Eiland
    * Docks Battery (later Duncan Battery) (1940-1946) -- Table Bay


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Dual on September 13, 2010, 06:47:15 PM
Updated


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: andy660 on September 14, 2010, 07:43:25 PM
Ah  !
 Someone else also interested in the hermitage of our cannons


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Dual on September 14, 2010, 08:31:50 PM
Nog van net onder Duiwels Piek

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/DevilsPeak01.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/DevilsPeak02.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/DevilsPeak03.jpg)

En van Seinheuwel

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Seinheuwel01.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Seinheuwel02.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Seinheuwel03.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Seinheuwel04.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Seinheuwel05.jpg)



Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Pmdb on September 14, 2010, 08:37:28 PM
Thanx Martin

Kan mens net daar opdaag vir die noonday gun of moet jy vooraf reel om saam met 'n groep te gaan ?

Dis nogal iets wat ek graag sal wil doen.


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Dual on September 14, 2010, 08:41:32 PM
Dis oop vir die publiek, self toergroepe word soontoe geneem - was juis 'n klomp Duitsers daar toe ek daar was, en hulle kon hul ore nie glo toe daai kanon afgaan nie

Ek self het gedink dit was moerse :thumb:


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Pmdb on September 14, 2010, 09:26:32 PM
Dis oop vir die publiek, self toergroepe word soontoe geneem - was juis 'n klomp Duitsers daar toe ek daar was, en hulle kon hul ore nie glo toe daai kanon afgaan nie

Ek self het gedink dit was moerse :thumb:


Dankie

 :thumb:


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Dual on September 14, 2010, 10:00:17 PM
Gordonsbaai

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Gordonsbaai.jpg)


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Dual on September 14, 2010, 10:07:31 PM
Hermanus - VoŽlklip

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Voelklip01.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Voelklip02.jpg)


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Dual on September 26, 2010, 06:38:36 AM
Vrydag 24-09-2010
Gantouw historiese pas
Viering van Erfenisdag

Daar was skriflesing en gebed, die heis van die VOC vlag en toe die SA vlag

En toe was daar met die kanon geskiet

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Gantouw10.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Gantouw14.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Gantouw15.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Gantouw16.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Gantouw11.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Gantouw12.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Gantouw13.jpg)


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: buzzlightyear on September 26, 2010, 09:09:25 AM
nice, dankie Martin!


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Dual on September 26, 2010, 06:23:52 PM
Vandag hierdie een by Riviersonderend opgespoor
Kanon reg no 441 -  6 Ponder vervaardig in Swede - lengte 2.220 meter

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Riviersonderend01.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Riviersonderend02.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/dualriders/Kanonne/Riviersonderend03.jpg)


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Pmdb on September 26, 2010, 06:33:45 PM
Die laaste een lyk asof hy goed bewaar word  :thumb:

Martin, weet jy of die kanon op sy oorspronklike plek staan of is hy geskuif soontoe ? Waarvoor was hy aangewend ?

Dankie vir 'n interesante pos

 8)


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Dual on September 26, 2010, 07:00:48 PM
Die laaste een lyk asof hy goed bewaar word  :thumb:

Martin, weet jy of die kanon op sy oorspronklike plek staan of is hy geskuif soontoe ? Waarvoor was hy aangewend ?

Dankie vir 'n interesante pos

 8)

Blykbaar staan hy nou weer waar hy oorspronklik gestaan het
Was eers daar, toe dorp toe verskuif, en nou weer op sy plek
Die kanon was aangewend vir die stuur van seine


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Dual on October 17, 2010, 09:38:20 PM
Kanon no 440 - 6 ponder - Caledon Poskantoor

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/Caledon02.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/Caledon03.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/Caledon01.jpg)


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: buzzlightyear on October 18, 2010, 09:32:33 AM
Ek weet nie of iemand die website al genoem het nie, http://www.caosa.org.za/

Het dit Saterdag op 'n pamflet gesien. Die Vriende van die Tygerberg het 'n klein kanonnetjie gebruik as starter gun vir die fietswedrenne Saterdag in die Jack Muller park hier by ons. Die eerste keer het almal gedink 'n gasbottel het ontplof  :MrGreen:


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Dual on October 24, 2010, 02:12:26 PM
Nog een - op Melkbosstrand

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/Melkbos01.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/Melkbos02.jpg)


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Dual on October 30, 2010, 09:18:04 PM
Nog een - Paarl rock

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/Paarl.jpg)


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Dual on November 10, 2010, 08:11:35 PM
Leizure Eiland - Knysna

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/Clipboard28.jpg)


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Trailrider on November 10, 2010, 08:33:56 PM
Vertel meer van hom?


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Dual on November 10, 2010, 09:37:19 PM
HMS Sceptre (1781)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Career (Great Britain) 
Name: HMS Sceptre
Ordered: 16 January 1779
Builder: Randall, Rotherhithe
Laid down: May 1780
Launched: 8 June 1781
Honours and awards:
Participated in:

Battle of Trincomalee
Battle of Cuddalore (1783)
Battle of Muizenberg
 
Fate: Wrecked in Table Bay, 5 November 1799
Class and type: Inflexible-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1398 tons (1420.4 tonnes)
Length: 159 ft (48 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 4 in (13.51 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 10 in (5.74 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 64 guns:

Gundeck: 26 ◊ 24 pdrs
Upper gundeck: 26 ◊ 18 pdrs
Quarterdeck: 10 ◊ 4 pdrs
Forecastle: 2 ◊ 9 pdrs
 
HMS Sceptre was a 64-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 8 June 1781 at Rotherhithe.[1] Shortly after completion she was sent out to the Indian Ocean to join Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Hughes's squadron. She arrived in time for the Battle of Trincomalee in 1782. This was the fourth battle of a bloody campaign between Vice-Admiral Hughes and the French Admiral Suffren's squadron.[citation needed]

The following year, she took part in the Battle of Cuddalore (1783), the final battle in the East Indies campaign. She was then laid up for the peace.[citation needed] In 1794, under the command of Commodore John Ford, Sceptre assisted in the capture of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.[citation needed]

On 19 June 1795, Sceptre earned her second Battle Honour in Vice Admiral Sir George Elphinstone's squadron, when she captured a squadron of 19 Dutch East Indiamen in the Battle of Muizenberg.

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/Knysnaeilandkanon.jpg)




Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Trailrider on November 11, 2010, 05:39:03 AM
Jislaaik dis interessant.

Nee man, ek kan nie NOG 'n stokperdjie by kry nie.


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Dual on November 11, 2010, 07:04:28 AM
Daar is nog drie kanonne in Knysna

Knysna Main str - 12 ponder
2 x Knysna museum - 1 x 9 ponder

Ek het al drie gemis, want ek het nie voor die tyd my boek geraadpleeg nie :bang:

Sal dus weer moet gaan om op te spoor


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Pmdb on December 04, 2010, 08:11:52 AM
Het gister die raak geloop :

Die twee is 17 eeus en vanaf Holland. Word elke 2de Saterdag van die maand afgevuur

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Gereedskap om te laai


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Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Dual on December 04, 2010, 08:55:42 AM
Waar is die kanonne - Durbanville miskien?


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Pmdb on December 05, 2010, 09:15:21 AM
Waar is die kanonne - Durbanville miskien?


Ja


testing 1...2.....3....




Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: andy660 on January 02, 2011, 12:04:56 AM
Perdeberg , farm Vondaling,ontop of the mountain

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/canons/cannonpick.jpg)
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/canons/02112008040.jpg)
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/canons/02112008037.jpg)
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/canons/02112008036.jpg)


Title: Re: Muzzle Loading cannons
Post by: Rustyb on January 02, 2011, 05:34:57 AM
There is one near Tulbagh too. It is on top of a mountain there. It was used to signal that a ship was  in the bay at Cape Town Harbour. Then the farmers knew they could take their produce to market.

See: The history of Tulbagh. Recently published and released in English.