Re: Nice view of dunnage used to load bombs into boxcars

Benjamin Hom

Scott McDonald wrote:
"Being in Virginia would those be naval shells?  Looks like they have collars on them to help move them around I am guessing?"

Philip Dove replied:
"I am certain the bomb is a bomb
  1) because of its shape.
  2) bombs tend to be described by weight, naval shells by caliber.
  3) The location does not support the idea of it being a naval munition as all the fighting was away from the USA so almost all munitions needs shipping anyway.

The hoops around the casing were to do with handling and removed before final use. The bombs are not fused and probably also lack tail fins."

Agreed.  These also lack the rotating band found on projectiles that engages the rifling of the gun.

Ben Hom

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