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Diane Kelly wrote at 2016-04-26 20:24:37
I cannot tell you what ship the Lot No. 333 came from, but ironically, I inherited an ashtray marked F.S.C. 10 1944 5in MK5 38 cal, Lot No. 311 (anchor) BFT. It has engraved with an "A" on it. And the two stamped markings are very difficult to read. My guess, Brian's ashtray was made a month after the one I now have in my possession. My grandfather was on destroyers, but he is not alive, nor is my father whom held on to this trench art. My question is: What does F.S.C. mean? Appreciatively, Diane

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I can answer questions on World War Two weapons, tactics, and strategy. I can answer questions on Weapons systems and their development. I can answer guestions on Space exploration history. I am a World War 2 expert. I study Military Weapons Systems and the usage of those systems.


I work for Saint Petersburg College as a TRS or Technology resources specialist. I read 10 to 15 books a year on World War 2 and weapon systems. I also have a BA in History from USF.

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