A bronze cannon, the first of its type discovered in the oceans surrounding Cuba found by fishermen





A bronze cannon, the first of its type discovered in the oceans surrounding Cuba, was found by fishermen off the coast of Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus

According to the local Radio Trinidad station, a group of lobster fishermen working in waters close to the Zaza Afuera Cay found the cannon. The same fishermen discovered the remains of a colonial ship a year earlier in the same location.

Leonel Delgado Ceballos said that the cannon comes from a ship that was part of the Real Armada fleet of King Carlos III as confirmed by a crown engraved on the surface of the cannon with a capital R encircled with a C and the number "three" in Roman numerals.

The cannon, along with 20 small pieces of ammunition and an 8-pound cannonball, will be exhibited in one the museums in Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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