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I may have asked this in MSW 1.0. I don't remember and perhaps didn't record the info thinking I could always go back and look at it...... :o  


Where were the necessary cannon operating tools, such as sponge, rammer, worm, handspike, etc., stowed when not being ready-for-use? On the bulwarks at each station, or elsewhere to be fetched for battle stations?


See this page, about halfway down, for examples:



I don't recall ever seeing these included in a model. I can certainly understand not adding all this detail if they were out in the open!



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Current Build: RATTLESNAKE 1:64 POB (Mamoli)


Kits on hand: "Lexington", Mamoli: "Robert E. Lee", Scientific

Scratch to do: "Fannie Dugan", 1870s Sidewheeler Steamboat

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On the spar, fore, quarter decks, they were probably stored on the bulwarks.  On a gundeck, from pictures and paintings I've seen, they were stored on overhead beams.  There were hooks for their storage.  As for being on a model, most kits don't have the beams.  Most scratch types, it's tough to add them.  I think they're seldom shown as seeing them is almost impossible.


On the other hand, some modelers have put these items around some cannon to indicate the cannon is in use.

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans - ON HOLD           Triton Cross-Section   

 NRG Hallf Hull Planking Kit                                                                            HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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