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Mk I Common Shell

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

Description
Cylindrical Iron shell with pointed nose.
Object Registration
0005
Historical information
As iron was not as strong as steel, iron shells were shorter and did not hold as much gunpowder as steel shells.
When Made
June 1885
Made By
Royal Laboratory (Maker)
Significance
This Mk I iron common shell is the only know Mk I shell from the armoury of HMVS Cerberus.
Inscriptions & Markings
Base -
"[1]0 IN/RL/8"
On side -
"6/85"
"I/R^L"
Last updated
1 Jun 2012 at 12:42PM