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Article about: hi guys, recently i was told a story of a transport ship that was carrying tiger tanks to Africa for use by the Africa corps. it was sunk of Gibraltar and was wondering has anyone ever heard

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    hi guys, recently i was told a story of a transport ship that was carrying tiger tanks to Africa for use by the Africa corps. it was sunk of Gibraltar and was wondering has anyone ever heard of it being located and if so what was the condition of its cargo....cheers Paul

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    Paul

    Don't know if it has ever been found but it will be one of a large number of German supply ships sunk in the Med. The sea floor is full of stuff over there.

    Steve T

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    hi steve , never thought of that aspect , needle in a haystack......paul

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    I can't imagine any german transport ship being too close to Gibraltar at any time during the war.

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    Are you not thinking of the Thistlegorm off Sharm El shaike? It has lots of Wagons, Motorcycles, equipment, even trains!

    SS Thistlegorm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    do a google on it and have a look.

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    I remember reading about something similar to this ages back, they ended up recovering a bunch of stugs and a panzer IV?

    Haven't heard anything from them in some time, through.

    From what i can recall, it was sunk off the coast of north Africa.

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    Quote by uber_soldat View Post
    I remember reading about something similar to this ages back, they ended up recovering a bunch of stugs and a panzer IV?

    Haven't heard anything from them in some time, through.

    From what i can recall, it was sunk off the coast of north Africa.
    That ship you refer to is the "Santa Fe" that was sunk in the Black Sea. They´ve recovered three Stug´s, so far, and have now run out of funds.

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    If you guys are interested here a link to a website with a bit on it
    WW2 Battlefield Relics Lost Cargo of the Sante Fe
    oh and do enjoy the rest of the website its a good'un
    Regards Mad.ideas

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