Run out

Three members of the gun crew {?, 11, and 15) man the truck-crank to run out the gun. The compress man (9) eases the compressor. Three members of the gun crew (3, 5, and 13) man the gun port tackle. As the muzzle approaches, the port-stopper is raised at the command, "Open Port!" As soon as the gun is out, the truck man (11) un-ships the truck-crank and places it clear of the gun slide. The compress man turns the compressor-wheel with a rächet lever until hand taut. A crew member (15) turns the elevation lever and heaves well taut. The gun captain inserts the percussion-primer.

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