16-Pound Bar Shot
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/29/2009
The shape of the bar shot, a center bar with rounded half-circles at either end, made it very effective against a rigged ship. The design allowed the weapon to carry away the yards, masts, and riggings of a ship.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
World History Standards (Grades 5-12)