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Scharnhorst wreck discovered
« on: December 05, 2019, 03:40:35 pm »
SMS Scharnhorst has been found, 105 years after she sank off the Falkland Islands following the Battle of Coronel. They should be able to find the rest of the German fleet as Gneisenau and Leipzig were also sunk nearby.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-50670743

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Re: Scharnhorst wreck discovered
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2019, 03:58:23 pm »
Glad to see that they are looking to get the site listed as a protected one
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Re: Scharnhorst wreck discovered
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2019, 05:06:40 pm »
Very cool. Thanks for sharing !
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Re: Scharnhorst wreck discovered
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2019, 06:12:08 am »
Glad to see that they are looking to get the site listed as a protected one

Indeed. It's an important war grave site.

When I saw this on the news last night and in the paper this morning it tempted me to dig out my copy of "The Battles of Coronel and the Falklands". It's been added to the pile of dvd's that are being watched whilst there's bugger all on the telly.
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