Liberty Wreck - SS Richard Montgomery

Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by raf, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    The daily Telegraph had a story yesterday, headlined:
    The plan:
    Link (behind a pay wall): Sunken warship in River Thames with explosives on board could cause ‘mass damage and loss of life’

    It does not add anything new, except the plan!
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

  3. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Yes, hacking off the masts. Eludes me why now the MoD Press Office has swung into action.
     
  4. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    Being from Kent and having taken exotic school trips to the Isle of Sheppey back in the day, I was always told nothing could be done it was just a case of waiting for the bang.
     
  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

  6. bydand31

    bydand31 Member

    Having crept past it a number of times, going to some refinery or Other. Isle of Grain? While going Up & Down the Thames Estuary on Oil tankers.
    Yes a bit of a navigation hazard, But do non-fused bombs, and munition cause that much of a risk.

    Since large quantities were dumped in the Irish Sea, and (various areas) of The Firth of Forth.

    Moving 1400tons of inaccessible munitions, from a Rusted hulk in 2 months?

    Ah! Experts say, and BBC News, enough said.
     
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    They are only taking the masts down not removing all the munitions
     

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