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6 pounder Common Shell

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

Description
Cylindrical steel shell with cone shaped nose.
Size
Length = 8.5383 inches (218 mm) Diameter = 2 inches (50 mm)
Object Registration
0008.2
Keywords
common shell, hotchkiss, 6 pounder, ammunition
Historical information
Nordenfelt Six pounder quick firing guns were used by land and naval forces to counter torpedo boats.
When Made
1888
Made By
Hotchkiss (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.
Inscriptions & Markings
On side -
"H/88"
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM