Loading...
 
Latitude 50° 20.086 N
Longitude 004° 08.935 W
Accuracy 100m
Object Class Ordnance
Object Type Bullet
Material Metal : Lead
Description Anti-aircraft bullet
Collect Method Recovered
Length 65mm
Diameter 26mm
Weight 280g
Condition Good
Completeness 100%
Location Description Found by Breakwater Fort
Seabed type Silt
Provisional Date 1945

Bullet (10A08)

Lead anti-aircraft bullet 1 inch diameter found at the base of the Breakwater Fort in Plymouth Sound. The Fort became an anti-aircraft training school in 1936 and was used in this role throughout WWII.

email If you have any more information about these finds then please contact us.

Images

 

Bullet (10A08)

References

McDonald K., 1997, Fort Bovisand, Wreckwalker Books, ISBN 0 9528637 1

Mitchell P., 1986, The Wreckers Guide to South West Devon Part I, Sound Diving Publications

Pye A. & Woodward F., 1996, The Historic Defences of Plymouth, Exeter Archaeology, ISBN 1 898166 46 3

Woodward F., 1997, Forts or Follies? - A History of Plymouth's Palmerston Forts, Halsgrove, ISBN 1 874448 12 4