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Types of shot fired by the 9 pound cannon:
 
Types of shot fired by the 9 pound cannon:
 
*Round shot, standard sphere of metal.
 
*Round shot, standard sphere of metal.
*Canister shot, a small tin container filled with musket balls. Fired at close range to deal casualties to the crews of ship.
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*Canister Shott, a small tin container filled with musket balls. Fired at close range to deal casualties to the crews of ship.
 
*Chain shot, two smaller balls joined together by a chain. When fired, it whirls through the air like a bolo. Intended to rip down masts and foul rigging.
 
*Chain shot, two smaller balls joined together by a chain. When fired, it whirls through the air like a bolo. Intended to rip down masts and foul rigging.
 
[[File:9poundcannon.jpg|thumb|left|A 9 pound naval cannon.]]
 
[[File:9poundcannon.jpg|thumb|left|A 9 pound naval cannon.]]
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Types of shot fired by the 12 pound cannon:
 
Types of shot fired by the 12 pound cannon:
 
*Round shot, standard sphere of metal.
 
*Round shot, standard sphere of metal.
*Canister shot, a small tin container filled with musket balls. Fired at close range to deal casualties close infantry formations.
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*Grapheshot, a small tin container filled with musket balls. Fired at close range to deal casualties close infantry formations.
 
*Hot shot, a round shot that has been heated in a fire until it is red hot. It is loaded into the barrel wrapped in a wet cloth. Intended for coastal positions, it is fired into enemy ships causing damage and starting fires.
 
*Hot shot, a round shot that has been heated in a fire until it is red hot. It is loaded into the barrel wrapped in a wet cloth. Intended for coastal positions, it is fired into enemy ships causing damage and starting fires.
   
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