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Old 09-05-18, 17:36
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I've been sent the attached images which show a solid cylinder with what I assume is a removable cap. It's looks like a bag charge container or similar, for Naval Service. As can be seen, the raised lettering states '5 " Tank Mk VI Mod-1' and 'NS 1940'.

I'm presuming 'NS' is Naval Service. Am I correct? Can anyone provide some positive identification and use information about this 'tank Mk VI', please? - (Don't get excited Colin, I don't think it is a part for your MkVIA!)

Sorry about the sideways images - don't know why they loaded that way.

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Old 10-05-18, 04:02
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Here you go Mike.

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Old 10-05-18, 16:39
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Thanks Rick ....

But no takers on a positive ID??

Mike
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Old 11-05-18, 02:49
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No takers, but almost certainly "NS" does not stand for Naval Service. It will be the initials or a code for the manufacturer.

Where an item is specified for "Land Service" or "Naval Service", this will be included in the nomenclature of the item.
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Naval Service is usually "A" as in Admiralty.

I would have thought that explosives were contained in low strength containers, so as to not be building a bomb.
With propellants, they will usually burn with a flame (eg cordite, nitrocellulose) but when contained they go bang.
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Old 11-05-18, 21:14
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Mike.

This website talks about the development of the 5 inch Naval Gun and mentions British versions being the Mk VI and Mk VII.

http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNUS_5-51_mk7.php

Perhaps there is a connection to this item?


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Old 11-05-18, 21:38
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Thanks David, that provides a very useful line of further inquiry. The nomenclature 'Mod-1' certainly says naval use to me, as does the general design of the container.

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