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Discussion in 'Atlantic Naval Conflict' started by namvet, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. namvet

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    I think what their talking about here are the wrecks from operation drumbeat. also civil war wrecks

    [video=youtube;xp3O3gUV8_U]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp3O3gUV8_U[/video]

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  2. scrounger

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    Halifax Nova Scotia was the departure point of convoys heading to Europe in both world wars , it can be a treacherous harbor to enter and leave. Along with German submarines there are rocky shoals , and blinding fog which seems to come from nowhere and with the increased wartime traffic there has been several shipwrecks here are a few I,ve dove on...
    1: SS A.W Perry -Wrecked at the enterance of Halifax Harbour 1915
    2: HMHS Letitia- Hospital Ship, Wrecked, Halifax Harbour, 1917
    3: SS Deliverance- Sunk in Collision Halifax Harbour 1917
    4: SS Claire Lilley - Ammunition Ship wrecked Black Rock Halifax Harbour 1942
    5: SS City Of Vienna - Sunk 3 Sisters Sholl, off Halifax, 1918
    6: SS Sonja Maersk- Wercked Ketch Head, Near Halifax 1942
    7: Russian Steam Ship Kolkhoznik - Wrecked off Halifax 1942
    8: Tanker British Freedom- Torpedeoed leaving Halifax 1945
    9: Liberty Ship Martin Van Buren- Torpedeoed, in the same convoy, 1945
    10: Steamer Odysseus- Wrecked attempting to enter Halifax Harbour, in the same attack, 1945
    These are a few of the larger wreck sites in Halifax due to war time.
     
  3. namvet

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    2 more have been found off the cost of Ireland. one from WW1 and the other WW2. both carrying large fortunes. $18 Million Of Silver Found On SS Mantola Shipwreck In North Atlantic, Off Coast Of Ireland

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    the other was the SS Gairsoppa. It was sunk by U-101, early in 1941 during WWII. the records were found from this Uboat which gave the exact position of the sinking. the wreck is reported worth $200 million. about 240 tons of silver. the richest find so far

    [video=youtube;tl3EKfj13Xg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl3EKfj13Xg[/video]

    both wrecks are in the same general vicinity
     
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    Nice wreck, it must be down quite deep, the shallow ones are usually pretty broken up. Once we were searching for a wrecksite on a shallow shoal near the harbor enterance a couple of days after a nasty storm, the sea was still rather rough and when it rolled over the shoal there was quite a surge so we were tossed back and forth like we were in a blender. We aborted the dive after a short while , it was a waste of time trying to find anything in those conditions, there's no wonder wartime wrecks in shallow water are so flat ...
     

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