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Mr Dorling said he would be happy for experts to assess the shot he has to see if it was the Nike Shoes Brown
Bell Post Hill man may have found first shot fired at SS Pfalz in World War I
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Maritime historian Keith Quinton said the first shot was a forged steel projectile and plans by Southern Ocean Exploration to raise $130,000 for specialist sonar equipment to scour a Nike Shoes For Teenage Girls
The round found by Mr Dorling is most likely a "Projectile 100 lbs Prac" if so, it would neither contain explosive nor present any risk. However, that should be confirmed by appropriate technical ammunition specialists.
But the mystery may have been solved by a recreational diver who says he retrieved a shell matching the description of that which famously stopped a German ship fleeing Port Phillip Bay about 45 minutes after military headquarters in Melbourne received word that war was declared.
The records from all seven guns in the three forts show that, over the time those guns were used approx 1911 or so to after WW2 hundreds of "Projectile 100 lbs Prac" were fired. Whether Mr Dorling's round is the exact round fired by gun H/1 at Gun Position No 6, Fort Nepean, on Wed 5 Aug 1914, is something that may never be proven.
Experts are now expected to assess serial numbers and ballistics markings on the six inch shot to see if it may have been the shell fired across the German ship SS Pfalz in August 1914.
historic first round.
A hi tech sonar search of the bay to coincide with centenary commemorations of the war has been planned to try to find the 40kg shot, the first fired by Allied forces against the Germans anywhere in the world at the outbreak of the Great War.
one kilometre square search field would identify if other rounds of that size can be found.
was in about 25 metres of water and could have been a kilometre or half a kilometre south of Pope Eye.
Victorian Anzac Centenary Committee chairman Ted Baillieu, who is helping co ordinate the State Government commemorations this year, has backed a bid to find the original shot, saying it would be of international significance.
Mr Dorling, 67, said he recovered a 35kg steel shot in 25 metres of water up to one kilometre south of Pope Eye towards Bell Reef while diving in the 1970s.
might have saved people the trouble of looking for it, Mr Dorling said.
The size of the shot found by Mr Dorling, 150mm diameter by 530mm long, and the general area he says he found it, matches what historians say would have been the general search area.
Mr Clutterbuck's comment is relevant the copper driving band at the base of the projectile does not show the indentations made in a driving band if the projectile has actually been loaded into a gun.
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But military records do not make clear whether practice rounds were also fired into that area of the bay, although 70 rounds were fired outside the heads or toward unspecified sections of the bay.
a big lump of steel and there is a distinct possibility it out there, Mr Quinton said.
we get the money raised and get the right equipment we will find the shell, Mr Ryan said.
Records confirm that many "Projectile 100 lbs Prac" were fired Nike Sneaker Shoes For Boys from the 6 inch guns within the coastal artillery complex commanded from Fort Queenscliff. In WW1, that complex included Fort Queenscliff itself, with three 6 inch Mk VII guns (A/1, B/1 and B/2); and over on the Portsea side of the Heads, Fort Nepean (two 6 inch Mk VII guns F/1 and H/1) and Fort Pearce (two 6 inch Mk VII guns L/1 and L/2).
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