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    http://www.lummifilm.com/grafspee/shipwreck.html

    Does anyone know any more (beyond the details on the attached link) what has become of the project to raise the Graf Spee?

    I have emailed the individual but with no response.

    Cheers

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    Hi hambone950s


    I heard they are looking for funds to finish the project.

    Check out this link in the meantime:

    http://www.bobhenneman.info/gss.htm


    Greetz

    Nick VR

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    [QUOTE=Nick VR;12258]Hi hambone950s


    I heard they are looking for funds to finish the project.


    Whilst I had seen those photos before I was unaware of the lawsuit.
    I guess we will be waiting a long time.
    As an aside I watched back to back the two Ballard documentaries re the Bismarck and the Titanic and irregardless of the intervening years and developments in metellurgy, the steel on the Bismarck looked remarkably good in comparison.
    Steel from the Bismarck shipyard is still sitting around the build yard and the sight of it drew the quote from my German wife "nobody buys steel from Northern Ireland" (home of the Titanic yard) ....

    For years there was a scrap dump in Portsmouth full of old material. Does anyone have photos of when it was cleared out (Pounds Yard)?

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    I am right in thinking that a few years ago a huge bronze eagle approx 10ft
    wingspan was raised from one of the suken ships?

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    Quote by kompanie View Post
    I am right in thinking that a few years ago a huge bronze eagle approx 10ft
    wingspan was raised from one of the suken ships?
    Hi Kompanie


    You are right, I believe it was sold to a private collector for a lot of money...


    Greetz

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    I sure would find a nice spot for her, if I would get it inside the house...



    Greetz

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    Have a word with forum member "Santi". He has taken some exclusive pics of the eagle on display.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Yeah i think that would make a pretty good backdrop for my collection

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    Actually, Graf won't be salvaged or raised: In 2009, due to a presidential decree, all salvage operations in Uruguayan waters, including Graf Spee's, was stopped so she can't be raised or whoever tries to will risk jail

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