Iron Hand Grenade

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Iron Hand Grenade

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Title:  

Iron Hand Grenade

Content Description: 

Iron hand grenades, like this American-made one, contained a charge of blackk powder and were used by boarding parties to devastate the enemy's crew. Dropped from the fighting tops into the hatches of the enemy's gun deck, the shell, weighing 2.5 pounds, could also cause severe fires or explosions by igniting supplies of gun powder.

Physical Description: 

Weight: 2.5 lbs.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0021
credits:
Courtesy, Naval Historical Foundation

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