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WW2 Ghost ships re-surface !


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27 minutes ago, Bob Grundy said:

Battleships ? Sunk by soldiers ?  very poor reporting (but what do we expect nowadays..)

From this article, transports not battleships:-

The smashed, sea-bleached wrecks are the remnants of transport vessels that were captured by the U.S. Navy and deliberately scuttled in the aftermath of the battle. As Iwo Jima had no port, the ships were sunk parallel to the shoreline to form a breakwater — shielding both weapons and troops from oncoming waves as they were unloaded onto the island, according to the US National Archives. 

https://www.livescience.com/iwo-jima-ghost-ships-resurface

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