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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.

Source: WPIX

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