Sunday, April 17, 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Did you know...Ships cannons did not use fuses. A gun crewman would carry a stick with a slow match and go to each cannon when it was ready to fire. This was the original “fire in the hole.” The crewman using it could stand back, away from the rear of the cannon, and apply the burning match to the touch hole, where it it would ignite the gun powder.