naval brass


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naval brass

[′nā·vəl ′bras]
(metallurgy)
Brass composed of 60-62% copper, 37-39% zinc, and 0.75-1% tin; relatively resistant to corrosion by seawater. Also known as naval bronze.
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Camp, Ye Preposterous Booke of Brasse ([San Francisco]: E Clampus Vitus, 1937, reprinted 1978), 4, gives a brass formula which includes 3.18% tin, evidence that one or more of the makers thought they were using a piece of naval brass, available at a ship chandlery.
These submarines must have been bought as a status symbol for the armchair naval brass to brag about at the wardroom in Ottawa.
Although Samson's group found the key to tactical bombing and the carrier war, the naval brass didn't know how to use these innovations.
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