News: “Over the graves of the Druids and under the wreck of Rome,
Rudely but surely they bedded the plinth of the days to come.
Behind the feet of the Legions and before the Norseman’s ire
Rudely but greatly begat they the framing of State and Shire
Rudely but deeply they laboured, and their labour stand till now.
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 19:22:09 »
Frank Turners wrote a booklet about the Richard Montgomery which is very informative.

I was advised by a reliable source a few years ago that following a lot of post war arguments between the US and UK as to who was to blame for putting the Montgomery on a too shallow mooring the US govt paid the UK the cost of a tidy up operation, but insisited that Britain undertook the operation.

The govt very conveniantly spent the funds on an at the time more pressing needs.

I have also heard rumours of 'dirty weapons' being on board.  This would perhaps explain the reluctance to clear the wreck.


 

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