SS Richard Montgomery cargo ship

This forum is to discuss aircraft and vessels, military or otherwise.

Moderators: Niner Delta, joseyclosey

Post Reply
User avatar
Niner
Site Admin
Posts: 10710
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2003 1:00 pm
Location: Lower Alabama

SS Richard Montgomery cargo ship

Post by Niner » Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:24 am

During WWII a cargo ship loaded with explosives sunk in a harbor entrance in England. It's still there and still full of explosives. Now, there is a problem that with deterioration of the masts there could be a serious explosion.
To visitors unfamiliar with the hazard lurking in the waters just beyond the town’s sea wall, a terrorist mermaid is an undeniably bizarre piece of public art.

But to locals, she’s a chilling reminder of the wartime relic that some believe threatens the town and the lives of its inhabitants: the wreck of WWII-era ammunition ship the SS Richard Montgomery.

The ship lies just 1.5 miles (2.4km) from shore in the mouth of the bustling Thames estuary. Clearly visible from the land – its rusting masts rising ominously from the water – the sunken vessel contains disturbing cargo: 1,400 tonnes of high explosives which many fear could go off at any time, potentially causing one of the most devastating non-nuclear peace-time explosions ever seen.
https://www.bbc.com/future/article/2015 ... the-thames
User avatar
Niner Delta
Global Moderator Sponsor 2011-2017
Posts: 4589
Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:51 pm
Location: Sequim, WA

Re: SS Richard Montgomery cargo ship

Post by Niner Delta » Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:21 pm

The article said they need to do something in the next 5 to 10 years.....
Since the article was written almost 7 years ago...... :shock: ......
Maybe now is the time?

But I'll guarantee it won't be me...... :mrgreen:



.
:USA:

Peace is that brief, quiet moment in history.......... when everybody stands around reloading.
Post Reply