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Joshua Smith
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Post by Joshua Smith » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:53 am

I don't know if you guys read "Shadow Divers," but Chatterton pulled an old escape lung out of the U-boat that blew up in his garage later.....
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Post by peo » Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:50 pm

Regarding the mines -- they often still find mines in the Baltic Sea, dating from WWII. They are now extremely volatile and have to blown up ASAP whenever they are found.

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Curt McNamee
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Land Mines

Post by Curt McNamee » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:08 pm

peo wrote:Regarding the mines -- they often still find mines in the Baltic Sea, dating from WWII. They are now extremely volatile and have to blown up ASAP whenever they are found.


When we dove the wrecks in Truk Lagoon last year, several of the ships had rooms full of land mines stacked to the ceilings. It kind of makes you wonder how safe that situation really is after all these years.
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