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Subject: Dutch Battle of the Java Sea warships disappear from seafloor rss

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Brian Morris
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Scrap iron dealers are literally scavenging war graves for scrap metal. A number of sunk ships that are the war graves of hundreds of men have disappeared from the sea floor. According to reports even the HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales have had chunks of them dynamited so they can be raised and taken for scrap.

http://navaltoday.com/2016/11/15/dutch-battle-of-the-java-se...
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Leo Zappa
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That is disgraceful. I assume it's for medical instruments and other devices that can't have background radiation present. My understanding is that pretty much all steel produced or above ground since 1945 has background radiation present due to the above ground nuclear weapons detonations that took place starting at that time. This apparently remains true even though there haven't been any such explosions for decades now.
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Timothy Young
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It does get more unusual when you see the quote in the BBC report: "It is almost impossible to salvage this," Paul Koole of the salvage film Mammoet told the Algemeen Dagblad. "It is far too deep."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37997640

Given that other wrecks have shown damage, but these have just simply vanished without a trace, perhaps it is more a case for the Fortean Times...
 
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Tim RTC wrote:
It does get more unusual when you see the quote in the BBC report: "It is almost impossible to salvage this," Paul Koole of the salvage film Mammoet told the Algemeen Dagblad. "It is far too deep."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37997640

Given that other wrecks have shown damage, but these have just simply vanished without a trace, perhaps it is more a case for the Fortean Times...


Nah, Carl Barks gave the answer back in the 50s and 60s. Twice.
 
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Jim Ransom
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A damn shame. But I can't say I'm surprised that Southeast Asian scrap metal dealers care more about $$$ than the war graves of the Australian, British, Dutch, and American Sailors who lost their lives trying to stem the tide of Japan's advance toward the Dutch East Indies 75 years ago.

**Sigh**
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To be fair, they'll probably dredge Japanese wrecks too. But this behavior is awful. On the same level as chipping pieces of temples and monuments to sell as souvenirs.
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