Hello Gentlemen. Moderators please feel free to move this as I'm not sure where to post this!
This is a WW2 British Naval shell casing, engraved and dated 1941(the shell is actually dated 1940). It reads:
The Gunnery Staff
What do I have here? I'm in the Pacific Northwest and the H.M.S. WarSpite was in the Puget Sound for repairs in 1941. I recently purchased a beautiful US Navy M1 helmet and liner(along with the same officer's visor cap) from a gentleman in Seattle(it was his father's) and he threw-in this engraved naval shell and a few other small items. The HMS WarSpite was a mighty battleship. Pretty cool! So any idea what this was?