Disposal of shell casings

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Disposal of shell casings

Postby Macnut64 » 13 Jan 2018 02:46

Hi everyone,

Happy New Year.

I have a pretty basic question, which I haven't been able to answer with googling. What did the KM surface ships do with their spent shell casings? Just toss them overboard? Save them for recycling when they returned to base? I'm curious what any ship would do with these, but in particular the raiding ships of the KM which went for long voyages and on which storage space was at a premium, but which were also fighting for a nation that very carefully used its limited resources. Anyone know?


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