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.

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Bullet (10A08)


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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