US Battleship USS Maine - Photograph of Cast Iron Ammunition

"Cast-iron projectiles-shells - 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 13 inches. The manufacture of these projectiles is guarded with much secrecy, each maker having his own pet theories as to the best composition of steel and the making. The 13-inch gun fires a projectile weighing 1,100 pounds; and 8-inch gun, 250 pounds." - Trumbull White

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