Shrapnel - German Sea Mine, SMS Wolf, circa 1917 Object Reg. No: HT 24287

Piece of shrapnel was accompanied by an envelope which states that it was from a German mine laid by the disguised merchant raider SMS Wolf near Gabo Island in 1917.
Irregular shaped piece of corroded iron. One side is relatively smooth with indentations along one edge.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Lewis Balfour, 1966
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: military memorabilia, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Souvenirs & Mementoes
Tertiary Classification: plunder
Past Owner: Dr Lewis Balfour, Melbourne, Australia, 1917-1966


<a href="">Plantar warts</a> Posted on 08 May 2013 12:12 PM
I find WWI relics like this fascinating. How was it found?

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