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 Post subject: Warship desecrated
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:13 pm 
I know that this is a little out of the territory, but it impacts a lot of people. The HMAS Perth, the USS Huston and the Dutch submarine O-19. I hope these people dredge up a live shell. In my opinion, that is like stripping the USS Arizona and the USS Maine.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-13/outrage-as-warship-grave-stripped-by-salvagers/5156320


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 Post subject: Re: Warship desecrated
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:42 pm 
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this makes me want to vomit. they had better stay the hell away from the USS Pope, which was sunk along with the Perth and the British cruiser HMS Exeter in the same engagement. if this doesn't become an international incident i'm going to be disgusted. well, more disgusted.

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 Post subject: Re: Warship desecrated
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:31 pm 
Same here. One of my distant relatives went down on the Pope. These people have no respect for the brave men who fought against overwhelming odds. Back then, the Japanese Navy was the most powerful in the world, and the Asiatic Fleet was basically the armpit of the US Navy, equipped with out-dated ships and the crappy Mk-14 torpedo. I wish they would come back to a PO'd Iowa-class, with orders to fire on anyone that tries to salvage the remains. I would settle for a small sub!

I know of the Asiatic fleet and the trouble they faced, partially because of my ancestor, and partly because of Taylor Anderson, the author of the Destroyermen Series.


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 Post subject: Re: Warship desecrated
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:59 pm 
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"the destroyermen" is a great series. in'it? i highly rcommend "the fleet the god's forgot" by w.c. winslow, a phenomenal history of the battle record of the asiatic fleet, the author was young j.g. on the Housten and spent 3 years as a guest of the imperial army.

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 Post subject: Re: Warship desecrated
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:41 pm 
It is indeed. The next book is coming out next March, and can be pre-ordered on Amazon already. He can really pump them out, can't he? I'll take a look into "The Fleet the God's Forgot."


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 Post subject: Re: Warship desecrated
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:16 pm 
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That is horrible!!!

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