ITV News: "Boxes Of Navy Ammunition Found On Cornish Beaches"

Taztiff

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Some gunner somewhere will be sweating a bit when they check his/her records :)
That's why as an Officer of the Quarter I preferred having missiles and air weapons - much easier to count :).

(However, we did lose a Mk 46 once - long story and slightly embarrassing! :oops:)
 

Ballistic

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Hmmm...

I wouldn't have thought a full box would have been buoyant enough to float long enough to be "washed up on the beaches".

An opened box still containing ammunition would also not be watertight.

Something odd here... :confused:

Edited to add a quote from Soliel's link in post #5
"The sealed boxes containing the ammunition float, so they could have travelled miles on water."

Fair enough, every day's a school day.

Just a thought though, we're not the only navy that uses Phalanx...
 
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Waspie

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That's why as an Officer of the Quarter I preferred having missiles and air weapons - much easier to count :).

(However, we did lose a Mk 46 once - long story and slightly embarrassing! :oops:)
I must have rolled off the deck during OOW manoeuvres!!!!!!!

Honest!!!!
 
I recall a day doing nothing but dump ammunition overboard...Beaufort Dyke. He/She could say it was lost there,and drifted south over the years.:rolleyes:
 

Waspie

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I recall a day doing nothing but dump ammunition overboard...Beaufort Dyke. He/She could say it was lost there,and drifted south over the years.:rolleyes:
HaHaHaHa, we weren't allowed to transmit on our sonar, (195), in Beauforts Dyke!!!! Can't think why!!!!!
 

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