As a propellant, the Royal Navy used cordite contained in silk bags, the whole then being termed a cartridge. Silk was used as it burnt-up when the cordite burned. At one end was sewn an igniter: a shalloon bag containing R.F.G.2. Charges were always loaded with the igniter towards the breech end of the gun.
- Gunnery Drill Book, Book I, 1913. p. 626.
- Gunnery Drill Book, Book I, 1913. p. 87.
- Admiralty, Gunnery Branch (1913). Gunnery Drill Book for His Majesty's Fleet. (Book I.) (Instructions for Power-Worked Mountings). London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, Ltd..