Today at a yard sale I made a purchase of something that I don’t know much about, except for what the couple had mentioned during the purchase. All they mentioned was that this case is from the HMCS Haida.
I did try to research the HMCS Haida (Royal Canadian Navy from 1943-1963) to see what kind of artillery was aboard the destroyer, but upon looking at Wikipedia, I’m not too sure which gun would fit the bill.
I was curious about a few things:
- The year this case was produced?
- The gun that fired these shells (if In fact they did come from the HMCS Haida)?
- And also if all the "1"s have any significant meaning on the headstamp and primer?
The measurements of the case are as follows:
Base: 4.45" diameter
Top (mouth): approx. 3" diameter
Height (bottom to top): 25"
76 x 636 DM 30
Any info would be greatly appreciated.