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    Default Thames sunken ammo ship in 1944

    I was talking to a friend that had been down the river Thames sight seeing and he told me about seeing a sunken ammunition ship The American Liberty ship, 1199 Richard Montgomery now lies in the Thames estuary ,It is thought that around half her cargo still remains, perhaps from 1,200 tons to 3,000 tons of munitions containing TNT and he made it sound like its an unstable ticking bomb just waiting to explode , Here's a link to see what you think

    http://www.ssrichardmontgomery.com/i...montgomery.htm
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    Default Re: Thames sunken ammo ship in 1944

    Stunning, Im speechless.

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    quit a famous wreck this one and one that I seem to remember has been discussed on here before
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    Default Re: Thames sunken ammo ship in 1944

    Quote Originally Posted by ford 369 View Post
    quit a famous wreck this one and one that I seem to remember has been discussed on here before
    Nigel
    http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread...t=liberty+ship
    including this thread

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    Default Re: Thames sunken ammo ship in 1944

    Originally Posted by ford 369
    quit a famous wreck this one and one that I seem to remember has been discussed on here before
    Nigel


    Quote Originally Posted by antarmike View Post
    Thanks for that , I find this a little odd because I did a search in the search bar in the "search forums" as well as google , I'll have to search harder next time
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    Default Re: Thames sunken ammo ship in 1944

    As I understand it -

    If the thing went up it is thought sheppy would be submerged and half of the Essex coast would be flooded too.

    Best re-think the house in Leigh then.
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    Default Re: Thames sunken ammo ship in 1944

    britain at war mag did a realy good story on this ship

    is the mag still in print ?

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    yes it is I saw the new edition in wh smiths earlier in the week
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    Default Re: Thames sunken ammo ship in 1944

    thanks i must try harder

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    Default Re: Thames sunken ammo ship in 1944

    Quote Originally Posted by Markheliops View Post
    As I understand it -

    If the thing went up it is thought sheppy would be submerged and half of the Essex coast would be flooded too.

    Best re-think the house in Leigh then.
    If it goes up - so does the dirty great refinery on Canvey Island.. Anyone want to work out the blast radius???
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