Canister for 20 pound Parrott

Kelly408

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I'm trying to find out the number/size of the canister balls used for a 20 pound Parrott round. I'm curious as to whether more balls of the 10 pound Parrott size were used or the same number of a larger diameter. For the 10 pound Parrott canister round, I've read 48 balls just under one inch is diameter.
 

Rhea Cole

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In practice, canister had 48 balls scaled up to to caliber. Oddly, I have not found a chart that specifically addresses the 20 pound Parrott canister in detail. Looked in my artillery folder without success.
 
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ucvrelics

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The 3.67 canister round for the 20lb Parrott and was 3 inches longer than the standard canister rd used in the 6lber and had either iron or lead 7/8 inch balls.
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