Rumours of shells
We’ve been asked about a story in today’s Herald Sun which raises the prospect that a shell discovered by a diver in the 1970s could be the Longshot.
Whilst it would be great if this was it, unfortunately we can now confirm that shell isn’t the one fired from Point Nepean.
Yesterday, two experts examined the photos of the 1970s shell and have eliminated it from our investigations.
The firing band at the base of the shell is still intact, which shows that it hasn’t been fired from a gun.
The experts also felt that the shell would certainly have been dumped – probably after WW2 because the rusting and salt water etching is not severe.
The search continues.