Mortar

Contributed by Cathedral of St Columb

This mortar is on display in the museum at the back of St Columb's Cathedral in LondonderryThis shell was fired into the city by the Jacobite forces during the siege of 1689. It landed in the churchyard on the 10th July and contained a letter giving terms of surrender. The citizens' reply was "No Surrender". The siege continued for a total of 105 days, with the city being relieved by the Williamite ships on the 12th August 1689 (N.S.) The shell weighs 370 lbs and is 16 inches in diameter

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