USN Shell Gauge
Scarce Artillery shell gauge used to check the diameter of artillery shells of 6.33 inches. Steel ring with a wooden handle signed Ord Dep USNYW (standing for US Navy Yard Washington) 1867 with naval inspection mark consisting of an anchor and the initials G.B.. Obverse marked 32 Pdr STRAPPED SHELL GAUGE, 6.33
The Washington Navy Yard (WNY) is the former shipyard and ordnance plant of the United States Navy in Southeast Washington DC. It is the oldest shore establishment of the U.S. Navy established in 1799.
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