Stability of nitrocellulose-based powder

This article, from Warship International N°4, 1980 is by George F. Dale.
Interestingly enough in the eighties (and even now on wiki, as a possibility) the loss of RN Leonardo da Vinci and RN Benedetto Brin is still attributed to this cause, while it was due to sabotage directed by KuK services. Some info on this specific episode here (see under Rudolf Mayer) and here.

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