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WW1 British sub found under park

Discussion in 'Military History' started by GRW, Jun 30, 2023.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    And also a German torpedo boat. Who needs Mediaeval kings?
    "Two scientists believe they have found a historic Royal Navy submarine buried under a park - confirming an urban legend which has been around for nearly a century.
    Since the 1930s, residents of Dartmouth - home to naval officer training for more than 150 years - have been convinced the wreck of a submarine is buried under a coastal park.
    Experts from the University of Winchester used ground penetrating radar to scan the site in Coronation Park where the submarine is believed to be.
    The vague outline of what is thought to be HMS E52 can be made out on the resulting scans - as well as a second object, a German torpedo boat, which is longer but also narrower.
    The discovery comes after Lieutenant Tom Kemp, an officer from Britannia Royal Naval College, believed he had identified HMS E52 as the submarine that was unceremoniously buried alongside rubble and other landfill at the five-acre park.
    The findings were made by Dr Simon Roffey, reader in archaeology, and Dr David Ashby, who manages Winchester University's soil laboratory."
    www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-12251253/Stunned-scientists-100-year-old-Royal-Navy-submarine-buried-town-park.html
     
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    WORST NAVIGATION EVER!
     
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    Remember seeing a derelict sub lying in mudflats on the way out of Portmouth, late '70s. Always wonder what happened to it.
     
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    Rust never sleeps.
     
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    Yep. Bet it was a full time job keeping the local kids out.
     
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    I would have been running from the peelers every day.
     
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    I saw that on the BBC a few days ago. It was likely crushed before being buried, but I wonder how much of it is still left? There are no WW1 subs left intact so it would be fascinating to see an excavation of this.
     

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