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Stirling Under Threat

Old 15th Jul 2020, 08:09
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Originally Posted by Self loading bear View Post
In the Netherlands we have a similar law.
War graves are in principle untouched..
Battle of Jutland Wrecks;
Illicit Jutland wreck salvage - alleged culprit named
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Old 15th Jul 2020, 14:29
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Just to add the above post is to show that no matter what the official line is there is always someone who will ignore it.
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Old 16th Jul 2020, 02:58
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The attraction of these salvage attempts of WWII shipping is that the steel was manufactured pre the atomic age and is there for not contaminated with radio activity. Makes it a valuable product for producing geiger counters, medical apparatus: whole body counting and lung counters, scientific equipment: photonics, aeronautical and space sensors
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Old 31st Aug 2020, 19:06
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Recovery has started today and will last 4 to 5 weeks.
Local television

The area seems to be too large to use a cofferdam.
There is a silt layer of 50-80cm above a clay bottom.
The wreck is scattered into pieces of maximal 80cm (3feet) Which are all in the silt.

Source of the delay seems to be that phosphorus bombs could still be present.
To prevent air contact with the phosphor, larger pieces of material will first be checked under water.

Then all material will be sifted till 8mm.

I am sorry to say that this probably implies the recovery is done by grabs, backhoe and dredge pumps.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 08:27
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One of the items that was brought up early in the recovery effort was an engine casing. The numbers on this casing have confirmed the wreck's identity as Short Stirling III BK716.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 13:59
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Human remains have been found at the location.
Identification might take months.
Now dot NL
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