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Bronze cannon on the shipwreck site of HMS Victory
The 42-pounder bronze cannon recovered from the shipwreck site of HMS Victory, on the deck of the Odyssey Explorer
The 42-pounder bronze cannon recovered from the shipwreck site of HMS Victory

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Balchin's HMS Victory was the predecessor to Nelson's Victory. It was commanded by Admiral Sir John Balchin and was considered the greatest ship in the world when it was lost. In a storm in 1744. Armed with up to 110 guns, Victory was the last Royal Navy warship to be lost at sea with a complete complement of bronze cannon. The shipwreck was discovered in 2008 by Odyssey Marine Exploration.

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