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Submerged Shermans
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:52 am
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SS Empire Heritage sunk at Malin Head off the coast of Ireland.

www.youtube.com/watch?...r_embedded
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:29 am
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Hi Folks!

Very interesting! I noticed in the comments that the drivers where asked how many tanks there was.

I think I counted 7, maybe 8.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:45 am
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I noticed in the comments that the drivers where asked how many tanks there was.



The drivers were still there?!?! Shocked

Ah yes, of course, who else talked to the divers. . . Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:26 am
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Is the inverted vehicle a Sherman? The tracks differ from the other one.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:08 am
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the one at the left has rubber padded tracks fitted, the one at the right steel chevron tracks

If you watch the youtube movie the front cover of the right vehicle is also visible and that's also that of a Sherman

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:50 am
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Are they too deep to be recovered or worth the effort? From that photo the tracks looks good from this angle.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:24 pm
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65metres.
What's a Sherman that's been submerged in the sea for 70 years worth?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:51 am
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65metres.
What's a Sherman that's been submerged in the sea for 70 years worth?


Nothing, because salvaging will cost a fortune

If it would have been a freighter with German tanks, they would already have been "rescued" Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:31 am
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Looking at the state of the Stugs that came from the Santa Fe, you'd be quite right there!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:13 am
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"Sherman tanks from the shipwreck of the Empire Heritage that lies in 70m depth. The wreck is located off the north coast of Donegal in Ireland"

video: vimeo.com/78827838
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:38 am
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It looks like this one had been sitting on a trailer.



U-boats sank 2,779 ships in WW2 for a total of 14.1 million tons. In 1942 alone, 6 million tons of shipping were sunk in the Atlantic, many of them right off the east coast of the U.S. I bet there's a whole bunch of Liberty ships full of jeeps and trucks and tanks down there.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:31 pm
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saw a TV show that this wreck was featured on, apparently the Shermans, among other things were deck cargo and at least one of them had the 76 mm gun

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:54 am
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This is a nice picture:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:01 pm
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Excellent picture, indeed!

It seems subsea is the only place left where one can see an undisturbed Sherman tank graveyard. Above sea they have all been picked clean...
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