A heat-bursted 14" U.S. Navy projectile?


14" U.S. Navy projectile found near the site of the July 10, 1926 explosion of a munitions depot at Lake Denmark, NJ, appears to have burst from heat of the blast. A nose cone from a 14" or 16" high explosive projectile that was also found in proximity, may leave open a possibility that the heavier, armor piercing shell, was broken apart by a high explosive shell instead.


As per the breaking pattern (cast alloy) this could be a practice projectile.