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V2 Rocket found in Harwich Harbour

Article about: What the Royal Navy has to say about this:- Naval bomb team deals with wartime V2 missile found off Harwich | Royal Navy

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    a couple of more photos, these ones are from ITV Anglia -
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    Theres a V2 at DEODS just sat there rotting, its a shame really as its not used for training (Untill now maybe) so should go to a museum.

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    Experts from the Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Program, based in Portsmouth, examined the rocket Thursday, the Gazette said. A closer examination was expected Friday to determine how to remove it.

    Read more: German V-2 rocket found in English port - UPI.com

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    it turned out to be just the tali section

    BBC News - Bomb squad recovers V2 rocket tail from Harwich Harbour

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    it turned out to be just the tali section
    You wanted the rest to still be there? A one tonne warhead would not be my ideal find - still at least they won't have to blow it up - oh hang on this is EOD - they probably will to be on the safe side It's surprising how often the burner sections turn up - they seemed to survive even when the rockets detonated - must be dozens out on the mudflats along the South coast.

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    There is a possibility that the warhead is there, just a further 50 feet down! When the bomb (Thats effectively what it is when it falls back to earth) hits soft ground, the impact isn't always hard enough to cause detonation (The sriker in the fuse can't overcome the last safety device, a spring) and so the bomb penetrates deeper in the ground but the lighter tail section (In the case of the V2, the fuel tank and motor) is ripped away from the heavier bomb case and this sits on or near the surface. In Iraq, my EOD team spent 2 hours digging a tail section out of hardened mud road at a British camp at Al Faw only to find the bomb case had seperated and was buried much deeper. With out the equipment needed, we cordoned, marked and recorded the area and moved on.

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    They had something about this on my local news, apparently it all started after a meeting of the local boat owners and some official from a HM Government department, apparently the conversation something like.


    HM GOV, “As you now we want to deepen and dreg the harbour basin, so weve invited some of you local boats owners along today, so we can ask you if there are any known obstructions”

    Very Old Boat Owner “Oh yes just the one, the German V2 Rocket that crashed in there back in 1944, we have been mooring our boats to it for years !”

    You really couldn’t make this stuff if you tried LOL

    Nige.
    "Now, I've designed this like a collapsing bag ! "

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    HM government official " I say, thats a tad inconvenient, but theres a silver lining here, you owe us mooring fees since 1945, sorry "

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    Going by what they had stated on the news, many of the locals had said for years this was a V2, but its appears for once that the urban legend or myth was in fact the real truth, again as with may things its had been said many times but nobody had really given it any serous thought for over half a century. It makes you wonder just what these is out here, that people know about or have heard of second hand.

    Here a similar WW2 relic which was unearthed recently if but this one contains rather less high explosive.

    Toddler on Easter egg hunt stumbles on Second World War grenade | Mail Online


    Nige.
    "Now, I've designed this like a collapsing bag ! "

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