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Is this a shell

Discussion in 'Artillery' started by blakesharpe1, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. blakesharpe1

    blakesharpe1 New Member

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    So i'm stationed in okinawa and found this. Its made of hardened clay, but not heated as I can still push my nail into it. Its hard as a rock though. I speculate that a shell hit the mud and the actual shell corroded away due to the metal bits inside of it, leaving the shape.
    http://imgur.com/a/Sx8fR
     
  2. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    Looks similar to a WW1 era's artillery shell nose cone.

    Here is a piece of Trench Art using something similar. My guess, for what its worth...

    [​IMG]
     
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    blakesharpe1 New Member

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    Was such used during the bombardment of okinawa?
     
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    Metal would not corrode completely away that fast...There is still an estimated 2,000 tons of unexploded ordnance remaining on Okinawa.
    [​IMG]

    Wood, however would have completely decomposed over that time.

    or, it could just be a cup, which I kinda doubt since it lacks a flat bottom.
     
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    blakesharpe1 New Member

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    Well it washed up, so I assume it had been in the water quite some time.
     
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    bronk7 New Member

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    is there anything else similar in shape that could've done that?? may I ask what unit you are with...I was USMC 82'-90'...not Oki though...you are on a historic battlefield......lucky you
     
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    blakesharpe1 New Member

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    Im detached to the hospital. Not really sure what else it could be.
     
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    I'd ask a local. It's probably a local item made for some household purpose.
     
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    My guess is it is a saki cup.
     
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    detached from what parent unit?
     

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