Shrapnel shell, W.G. Armstrong & Co, 1868
This shrapnel shell has been sawn down the middle, showing how deadly it was, for there are balls of lead shot, with a diameter of 24 mm, packed above the explo-sive charge. These shells were produced by the British firm of Armstrong from 1868. Although the Royal Nether-lands Navy certainly used 18 cm calibre artillery made by Armstrong, it is not known whether the navy also used this type of shrapnel, which is of the same calibre.