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4-Inch Cartridge Casing, HMCS Iroquois
4-Inch Cartridge Casing, HMCS Iroquois

An exploding enemy artillery shell killed and wounded 13 Canadians aboard HMCS Iroquois, tearing open this cartridge casing in the process.

The mangled brass demonstrates the danger posed by enemy coastal artillery. On 2 October 1952, a shore-based gun hit Iroquois while the destroyer was bombarding the railway along Korea's east coast, instantly killing two and wounding 11 others, one of whom died shortly afterwards. Fragments from the blast ignited this cartridge and its attached shell, which exploded. Iroquois moved out of range to assess the damage, make repairs, and treat the wounded before resuming its patrol.

Cartridge Casing, 4-Inch
CWM 19700165-005

4-inch Naval Gun and Mounting
"Pom-Pom" Anti-Aircraft Gun, HMCS Kamloops
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Hedgehog Anti-submarine Projectile
Squid Anti-submarine Mortar
Medium Frequency Direction Finding Loop
Binnacle, HMCS Swansea
Gyroscopic Compass
Taffrail Log
German Signal Lamp
Royal Canadian Navy Life Vest
Royal Canadian Navy Lifeboat Bailer
Equipment Plates from U-190
U-190's Starglobe
Japanese Shell Fragment
Dumaresq Mark VIII
Oropesa Minesweeping Float
Twin 40mm Bofors Gun
Twin 3-Inch Naval Gun and Mount
Life Ring, HMCS Quebec
Homing Torpedo Mk 43 Mod 3
Practice Depth Charge
4.5-Inch Star Shell Packing Case
4-Inch Cartridge Casing, HMCS Iroquois