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I´d like to dedicate this photo to another Cannon!

This particular cannon, a ”Canon de Marine”, stands outside the Church Notre-Dame des Anges at Collioure.

It was made at the Fonderie Royale at Nevers in 1812. It is a caliber 18 cannon and a 1786 model. The mobile frame (châssis mobile) is a 1763 model .

Cannon is derived from the Old Italian word cannone, meaning "large tube", which came from Latin canna, in turn originating from the Greek κάννα (kanna), "reed", and then generalized to mean any hollow tube-like object; cognate with Akkadian term qanu and Hebrew qāneh, meaning "tube" or "reed". The word has been used to refer to a gun since 1326 in Italy, and 1418 in England. Cannon serves both as the singular and plural of the noun, although in American English the plural cannons is more common.

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