Military History/shell description


hi, i have recently recieved a navy shell.. need more history..9-1900/ EHCL / I-pdrm / F.E.B. with anchor bottom of primer. measures aprox 36 mm length 9in. shell casing 40mm. any help appreciated .. thanks phil

You a 40mm Bofors antiaircraft shell.  A very common US and allied antiaircraft weapon using during and after World War 2.  F.E.B. is the manufacturer but that company no longer exists.  9-1900 is an inventory control number.  I-pdrm may mean an incendiary round.  EHCL I am drawing a blank on.  
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