Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Richie » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:55 pm

So.... the boffins dried the wood out and now its changed shape...... and they didn't expect this ????? REALLY ????? there is a reason old wooden boats are best kept wet and that is if they are allowed to dry out too much the wood shrinks.


I knew that and I am a "dumb-coff" from Shields.
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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Jordangbr » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:29 am

Hardly surprising her shape is changing considering half of her is missing.
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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by quicksilver-wsr » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:40 am

News story on the Athenia today ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41503664

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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Black Knight » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:15 pm

Interesting to read he'd like to survey HMS Barham, my fathers uncle was taken off that just before she blew apart, can't imagine much to see.

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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Jordangbr » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:57 pm

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Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:29 pm

Saw that - the do-gooders plan to save the planet with hopeless electric cars by smashing up hydrothermal vents. Shame shrimps and jellyfish aren't as cute as Snow Leopards.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:41 am

Well done those guys - used to love discovering new shipwrecks. Must get back to some of that once we get this little blue on back together. Liked the bit about Lexington not being retrieved because it's a war grave. Wouldn't have anything to do with it being an aircraft carrier in 2 miles of water then... :lol: Typical BBC
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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Jimbo » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:12 pm

it would be exciting, Bill, if you could find a wreck with fabulous riches aboard, as had HMS EDINBURGH, salvaged, as you know, by the late Keith Jessop. The excitement in doing a job like that must be off the scale.

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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Mike Bull » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:25 pm

Interesting sonar image of the Lexington site-

Lexington-Sonar-Annotated.jpg
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