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Latitude 50° 19.60 N
Longitude 004° 14.71 W
Depth 25m
Accuracy 20m
Object Type Dummy Cartridge
Material Metal: Copper allow
Description Dummy or practice cartridge
Length 710mm
Diameter 157mm max.
Markings None
Condition Average, degrading
Completeness 75 %
Number of items 1
Location Description James Eagan Layne, Plymouth

Liberty 70 Dummy Cartridge (11A14)

This dummy or practice cartridge was found in the stern of the James Eagan Layne. It was used to practice handling ammunition and practice loading and unloading the 5in stern gun.

The cartridge is made of five wooden staves and two steel endcaps held together with a steel rod running through the centre. The timber has been eroded away in places and is still degrading.

A similar but intact dummy cartridge from a 5in gun is shown below.

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Images

11A14a
11A14c

Liberty Ship

5 inch stern gun on the Liberty ship John W. Brown

References

Liberty 70 Project

Wreck - James Eagan Layne

11A06 Cartridge Case