Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
Large sailing vessels used to carry these little cannons to announce their arrival to the harbormaster. If I recall correctly it has a 2" bore (or so) and with a tight wad it is quite loud. With a load of shot or nails packed tight between two such wads would make zombie salad in short order with close quarters.Papa Ed.
Zombie salad, yeah. That's a good one!
There is a veritable taxonomy to your shipboard naval guns. If I'm not mistaken, that one there is actually a 'culvern' and would be loaded with grape shot. Very, very nasty weapon. There's and order to them too...and if I recall, from smallest to largest, it'sfalconsdemifalconsculvernsdemiculvernscannons
CW goes to Tractor Supply on Sunday and orders "Two demiculverns and a falcon, please!"