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Modified british 2 pounder?

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    My brother bought this and it seems to be a modified british 2 pounder casing?
    According to my brother, the seller said it was used on destroyers for launching the depthcharges?
    The base is 4,5cm, the top 3,5cm and the height is 7cm.
    The question is, is this true?
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    Here's some interesting info. Looks like your man may have been correct, albeit this being the U.S. type.

    International Ammunition Association {iaaforum.org} - View topic - Info needed USN ASP Mark 2 "cartridge case"
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Thank you very much once again

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