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Nick Johns

7 DD Valentine tanks located in Studland bay

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Nice find, so lets get them and get them running.

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When I lived in Poole in the 1990's I remember a story on the local news that the Navy had placed charges on all these tanks to stop Drivers recovering items.  Quite if they missed some I do not know.

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They missed at least one, although the practice of tying a mooring line to the barrel has resulted in the nylon rope sawing its way through and shortening the gun.

I have dived four of the tanks and there are 3D scans of them here:

Valentine Tanks Studland Bay

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I believe one of them has donated a propeller to the one restored by the Pearsons.

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