Cordite Cartridge

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A cordite charge for the 12-inch 45 calibre gun.

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.[1] Charges were always loaded with the igniter towards the breech end of the gun.[2]

See Also


  1. Gunnery Drill Book, Book I, 1913. p. 626.
  2. 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..