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Re: "Battleship" Steel Barrels
Not sure how the industry operated 100 years ago. I suspect alloy control was a bit tougher when mixing all types of scrap. I learned another interesting story last summer when visiting the Orkney Islands. German sailors scuttled their entire captured fleet in Scapa Flow in 1919. We were told that much of the salvaged steel wound up back in Germany and was used to build their WWII fleet.