Latitude 50° 19.60 N
Longitude 004° 14.71 W
Depth 20m
Object Type Cartridge case
Material Metal: Copper alloy
Description 20mm cartridge case from Oerlikon
Diameter 25mm max.
Height 109mm
Markings See text
Condition Good
Completeness 100 %
Number of items 1
Location Description James Eagan Layne, Plymouth
Accuracy 5m
Seabed type In wreck

Liberty 70 Cartridge Case (11A04)

This 20mm cartridge case was part of the ammunition for the eight Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns mounted on the the James Eagan Layne. This Mk4 case was manufactured in 1944 by the National Enameling & Stamping Co in Milwaukee (1). This case has been fired and was found stored within the ship.

On the base of the case is marked: NES 1944, 20MM Mk4

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James Eagan Layne

20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft gun on a Liberty ship


Liberty 70 Project

Wreck - James Eagan Layne

(1) US Navy 20mm Cartridge Cases