Post your Shipwreck Photos

Post your Shipwreck Photos

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iluvmercs

7,384 posts

190 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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Batteryboy said:

Shipwreck in the Maldives, right next to the airport
Ah! The 80s cargo wreck. That's a great dive, if a little busy thumbup

Darren

deviant

4,316 posts

173 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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There is something very creepy about shipwrecks.

I like seeing the stuff left over from the Pacific war...just incredible to think of the history and blood shed when the boat or aircraft came to rest in that spot.

Fezant Pluckah

1,711 posts

174 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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juice said:
Probably the most famous here - "The Vixen" - Iron-clad ship Built 1864 and deliberately sunk to block a channel..
Hmmm.... not entirely sure that is correct. I posted up, amongst other things, images of the Nagato, the first battleship to have 16 inch guns and Japan's flagship on the attack on Pearl Harbour, and the Saratoga, America's third aircraft carrier, at the time of her launch the largest warship on the world and recipient of 7 battle stars for her efforts in the Pacific War.

juice

6,233 posts

245 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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Fezant Pluckah said:
juice said:
Probably the most famous here - "The Vixen" - Iron-clad ship Built 1864 and deliberately sunk to block a channel..
Hmmm.... not entirely sure that is correct. I posted up, amongst other things, images of the Nagato, the first battleship to have 16 inch guns and Japan's flagship on the attack on Pearl Harbour, and the Saratoga, America's third aircraft carrier, at the time of her launch the largest warship on the world and recipient of 7 battle stars for her efforts in the Pacific War.
Eh ??

ETA - When I said "here" I meant in Bermuda - not on the thread wink

Edited by juice on Tuesday 23 December 15:04

Fezant Pluckah

1,711 posts

174 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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juice said:
Fezant Pluckah said:
juice said:
Probably the most famous here - "The Vixen" - Iron-clad ship Built 1864 and deliberately sunk to block a channel..
Hmmm.... not entirely sure that is correct. I posted up, amongst other things, images of the Nagato, the first battleship to have 16 inch guns and Japan's flagship on the attack on Pearl Harbour, and the Saratoga, America's third aircraft carrier, at the time of her launch the largest warship on the world and recipient of 7 battle stars for her efforts in the Pacific War.
Eh ??
Your post implies that The Vixen is the most famous ship "here" (assume you mean on this thread). I am questioning that fact...

Edited by Fezant Pluckah on Tuesday 23 December 15:04

Batteryboy

236 posts

157 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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iluvmercs said:
Batteryboy said:

Shipwreck in the Maldives, right next to the airport
Ah! The 80s cargo wreck. That's a great dive, if a little busy thumbup

Darren
There were still a few ghetto blasters there when I last visited. all the dive operaters were requested to remove hundreds of cases of alcohol in order to stop the locals getting them.

Edited by Batteryboy on Tuesday 23 December 15:24

KingJeff 4th

4,194 posts

147 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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One the backpackers amongst us will recognise. The maheno wreck on Fraser island, Oz.

wadgebeast

3,856 posts

174 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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I've got a mate who joined the Navy against his other half's wishes. She sent him pictures of ship wrecks to try and persuade him otherwise.

Funnily enough, they're no longer together...

rigga

6,882 posts

164 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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Smuggglers ship grounded a few years back,photo'd last summer on the biggest waste of a day iv had in a long while,beach looks like golden sand from all the publicity pics....it aint,




tank slapper

7,949 posts

246 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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Someone posted a photo of the Tricolor earlier. Here are some photos of the recovery:






PD9

1,886 posts

148 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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rigga said:
WOW - I didnt realise that beach was so bad. I saw the publicity pics in a mag a few months ago and though 'oh id like to go there!' Greece isnt it? Thanks for the post wink

rigga

6,882 posts

164 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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PD9 said:
rigga said:
WOW - I didnt realise that beach was so bad. I saw the publicity pics in a mag a few months ago and though 'oh id like to go there!' Greece isnt it? Thanks for the post wink
Honestly that pic does not show how rough underfoot the shingle actually is... its painfull to attempt walking on,3 hours each way on a boat,for an hour of pain...... the sea was lovely and blue though,so had a decent time snorkling to make up for it..... yea it was greece,well Zante we were based,pictures of this wreck all over the place,must be a great earner for them,as we were one of 5 boats who arrrived that one day....

captainzep

13,293 posts

155 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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Matt172 said:
SS Richard Mongomery in the Thames Estuary near the Isle of Sheppey, still has over 1500 tonnes of high explosive on board yikes

Interesting story behind it for those needing some diversion today.

http://www.ssrichardmontgomery.com/images/swalemon...

nerf

991 posts

194 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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Crossflow Kid said:
andy-xr said:
Riverdance?
You Riveraskin'?
laughlaugh

genius!

Griftwood

1,790 posts

190 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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nuther couple from the Maldives



I'm there again next week biggrin

b14

690 posts

151 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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One of the most haunting sights I have ever seen - the Duke of Lancaster in the Dee Estuary.

Duke of Lancaster

Also check out the gallery:

Gallery

castrolcraig

18,073 posts

169 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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tank slapper said:
Someone posted a photo of the Tricolor earlier. Here are some photos of the recovery:





lots of destroyed volvos there.




no big loss....

Onz

507 posts

169 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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KingJeff 4th said:
One the backpackers amongst us will recognise. The maheno wreck on Fraser island, Oz.
Indeed, been lucky enough to go there a couple of times, incredible place - absolutely beautiful and you get to hoon around in 4x4s!






crackthatoff

3,312 posts

176 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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riverdance nr blackpool

Edited by crackthatoff on Tuesday 23 December 16:57

Mr Trophy

6,779 posts

166 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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I was reading somewhere that there is 12 Billion dollars worth of undiscovered treasure in our oceans. Very interesting!