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6 pounder Shell casing

From the Collection of Friends of the Cerberus Inc Seaworks Maritime Museum 82 Nelson Place Williamstown Victoria

Description
Cylindrical brass tube closed at base and open at other end.
Object Registration
0008.1
Keywords
victorian naval forces, victorian navy, nordenfelt quich firing gun, ammunition
Historical information
Nordenfelt Six pounder quick firing guns were used by land and naval forces to counter torpedo boats.
When Made
1889
Made By
Nordenfelt (Maker)
Significance
The projectile and its shell casing are of the type and age used by the Victorian Naval Forces but could equally have been used by the land forces.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM