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History, Reference, Research, and GrogTalk => Military (and other) History => Topic started by: steve58 on July 10, 2019, 07:33:36 AM

Title: Illegal salvage of Dutch subs HNLMS O 16 and HNLMS K XVII
Post by: steve58 on July 10, 2019, 07:33:36 AM
Such a disgrace and desecration  >:(
 
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According to Dutch media reports, a pair of submarines that sank off the coast of Malaysia in 1941 mysteriously vanished late last week, leaving behind only some broken scraps and ghostly outlines in the sand. The wrecked subs Dutch vessels named HNLMS O 16 and HNLMS K XVII also contained the remains of 79 crewmen, which are now missing.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/a-pair-of-shipwrecked-wwii-era-submarines-just-vanished-from-the-sea-near-malaysia
Title: Re: Illegal salvage of Dutch subs HNLMS O 16 and HNLMS K XVII
Post by: Staggerwing on July 10, 2019, 04:15:34 PM
 >:( I hope those sacrilegious wreck poachers all got the bends.
Title: Re: Illegal salvage of Dutch subs HNLMS O 16 and HNLMS K XVII
Post by: Tripoli on July 10, 2019, 06:58:13 PM
Unfortuantely, that has been going on awhile.  A lot of warship wrecks in the Thailand/Malaysia/Indonesia area have been salvaged either in whole or in part

  https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2017/nov/03/worlds-biggest-grave-robbery-asias-disappearing-ww2-shipwrecks