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Goose_Green
01-29-2008, 03:57 PM
It seems Celeon has been up to his old tricks...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Seriously though, I found this interesting piece of news on the UK MOD website;
German torpedo detonated (http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/EstateAndEnvironment/NavyDetonatesTorpedoCaughtInFishingNets.htm)

Goose_Green
01-29-2008, 03:57 PM
It seems Celeon has been up to his old tricks...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Seriously though, I found this interesting piece of news on the UK MOD website;
German torpedo detonated (http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/EstateAndEnvironment/NavyDetonatesTorpedoCaughtInFishingNets.htm)

ash1976
01-29-2008, 05:24 PM
You beat me to it!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif This was on my local tv news tonite!! Plymouth is about 30 miles away from me & we've had several of these before, including disposal at some local beaches following uncovered ammunition from live fire exercises when they were used for D-Day practice (in particular - Slapton Beach (http://www.swcp.org.uk/tour/html/SlaptonMemorial.html))

If anyone would like some more info about the Slapton beach see the below links. There's also a great memorial to the US troops, a recovered Sherman Tank:
E-boat attack on practice landings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exercise_Tiger)
Slapton Memorial (http://www.submerged.co.uk/slapton.php)
Background info (http://www.geocities.com/milbios/slaptonsands.html)
Naval Report on E-boat attack (http://www.friendsofthelaurel.co.uk/Nigel/laurel.nsf/All+Frame/887CF666262068A080256C36004FCEE7)
Eyewitness Account of attack (http://www.friendsofthelaurel.co.uk/nigel/laurel.nsf/All+Frame/0F8B5180AC3C055680256C330033D195)

Celeon999
01-30-2008, 02:00 AM
Very interesting.

If it really was a post ww1 torpedo and a live one aswell , i wonder how it got there ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif