Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War


Civil War Artillery
by Harry Ridgeway

Confedederate Navy watercap fuze
Artillery 8200 Fuze Confederate watercap

This is the "Ridgeway Civil War Research Center...", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader. Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author. None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale. This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items. I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me. All items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described. Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission. This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.
All projectiles listed have been disarmed.

Most information on this page is from:
Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War, 1993 Edition. by Thomas S. Dickey and Peter C. George.
Civil War Heavy Explosive Ordnance, A Guide to Large Artillery Prjectiles, Torpedoes, and Mines, by Jack Bell.
Artillery Fuses of the Civil War, by Charles H. Jones.
Pictures are by the author, unless otherwise indicated.


Confederate Navy watercap fuze
Fuze was manufactured in the Confederate arsenals for Naval use. The Navy watercap fuze employed a crooked channel so that the flame would travel faster than the water. The fuze consists of an outer threaded bushing, the fuze is threaded into the bushing. Originally covered with a lead pull tab, this was removed before firing. Fuze is not marked. Fuze generally intended for large caliber rifled projectiles, Brooke and Mullane recovered from the James River . Fuze measures: length 2.4in., diameter .85in. flange diameter 1.3in.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg.21, lower left.

A1305...Confederate Navy watercap fuze
Fuze was manufactured in the Confederate arsenals for Naval use. The Navy watercap fuze employed a crooked channel so that the flame would travel faster than the water. The fuze consists of an outer threaded bushing, the fuze is threaded into the bushing. Originally covered with a lead pull tab, this was removed before firing. Fuze is not marked. Fuze generally intended for large caliber rifled projectiles, Brooke and Mullane recovered from the James River . Fuze measures: length 2.4in., diameter .85in. flange diameter 1.3in. Recovered: James River, Virginia.
Ref: Jones Fuzes pg.21, lower left.


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