A sonar search by Southern Ocean Exploration is planned to go ahead later this year to attempt to find the actual first shot the first fired by Allied forces anywhere in the world to help commemorate the centenary of the conflict.
sea floor at the bottom end of Port Phillip and the Rip is composed of jagged sandstone reefs with canyons up to 90m deep as well as shifting sand and very strong current, Mr Caldow said.
recovered shell has never been fired because the driving band (at the base) has never been engraved by the rifling (caused by the Fort gun), Colonel David Brook said.
lack of scoring on the shell retrieved by Mr Dorling showed it was not fired.
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But experts said that 150mm diameter shot, photographed in the Herald Sun yesterday, had not been fired and probably ended up in Nike Metcon Gray the bay sometime after the war.
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Geelong man Kevin Dorling came forward this week saying he retrieved a shell from an area where the Pfalz was fired upon during a recreational dive in the 1970s.
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think that it is from a Mk 5 6 inch gun. Royal Australian Engineer bomb disposal expert Peter Ferguson also pointed to a lack of marks indicating a shell has been fired.
to clear shells from Pearl Harbor, to find the original shell.
Diver Wayne Caldow said the bay contained a lot of old ordnance and the search for the first shell would be difficult.
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A 40kg shell was fired from Fort Nepean to stop the SS Pfalz fleeing the bay about 45 minutes after military headquarters in Melbourne received word Britain was at war with Germany.
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