Commercial divers in Brooklyn claimed to have found what the Navy missed more than 50 years ago during a search that garnered national attention: nearly 1,500 live shells that were thrown overboard into the Narrows and Gravesend Bay.
The divers reportedly found eight World War Ii-era copper artillery shells — designed to take down planes — and nearly 1,500 large-caliber machine-gun shells designed to explode on contact.
Officials believe the ammunition was dumped into the bay during a military accident on March 4, 1954.
Commercial divers in Brooklyn claimed to have found what the Navy missed more than 50…
by Tactical-Life.com / Oct 26, 2010