Candelaria is a Spanish bomb vessel. They were used to lob ordinance over fortifications using large mortors. This solved the problem of attacking forts with ship guns which shot fairly horizontally. It meant that shots from ships guns primarily hit the fort walls, which in some cases could be 3 yards thick. Occre kit
Absolutely Beautiful!!!! Love the frapped lines on the running out tackle. One question regarding the blocks, which are beautifully made. Why are there single and double blocks for each pair instead of the normal two singles which would have been the case for 12 pounders on the QD? From Caruana 's The History of English Sea Ordnance, Volume II, page 386, The running out tackle consisted of a rope (fall), and two blocks (both single except for 32 pounders... Just curious.