Brass smoothbore muzzleloading gun. It is thought to have been acquired by CaptainThomas Baldrock when commanding an HM Post Office Packet to New York.

In 1621, the Dutch West India Company was granted a monopoly over Dutch trade in the Caribbean and North America, and over its African slaving interests. New Amsterdam, the most prosperous commercial centre in the New Netherlands, was seized by the English in 1664. It was renamed New York after Charles II’s younger brother, the Duke of York, who later became James II. Although recaptured in 1673, New Netherlands was formally ceded to England in the following year.

Object Details

ID: KTP0067
Collection: Weapons
Type: Gun
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Ouderogge, C.
Date made: 1652 ?
Exhibition: The Atlantic: Slavery, Trade, Empire; War and Conflict
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 760 mm x 190 mm

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