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    Unknown, " Depth Charge- Dummy"

    I saw this fibre container marked "Depth Charge Dummy". I picked it up, very heavy, unpacked it and saw what was similar to an 81mm mortar in size with no nose fuze, solid, and shrouded fin with a small propeller on the shrouded fin end. Black in color. I put it back and then was told I could not handle it ( thus I was unable to take a picture of it) but did take the picture of the shipping tube and inking. By this ink marking information, can anyone identify it? Sorry for lack of more info, but I am puzzled and my curiosity is large. Needs a seasoned Naval ordnance detective on this case.
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    I found one reference to “ Practice Depth Charge”. Used for ASM in conjunction with sono buoys. Air dropped, the sound wave from this explosion would send out waves that bounced off a sub and a buoy could pick it up. Also used to “ warn” an enemy sub it has been detected.
    This one pictured is similar in size but a different shape.I will see if I can make an offer.
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    SUPER FASCINATING!

    Hope the seller works with you so you can acquire it. Would be awesome to see more photos and to learn more about it.


    Jason

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    Jason,

    if you Google NavWeps OP 2386. you will find Depth Charge Mark 15 and Underwater Sound Signal Mark 50

    I think you will find some good info there.

    Regards Jack
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