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V2 Rocket found in Harwich Harbour

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    Found this in the news today. German V2 Rocket found in Harwich harbour. Only 40 miles away from me. Amazing that no ships had sailed into it, or that no one had spotted it before.

    "A German V2 rocket from World War II has been found nose down in the mud flats at Harwich Harbour.

    Royal Navy divers said it was buried vertically with about 1.5m (5ft) of its tail exposed at low tide.

    Bomb disposal teams will look at the rocket at low tide on Friday as they try to work out how much more is buried and if it is still dangerous.

    The discovery of the rocket was reported to Essex Police by a local sailing club.

    A Royal Navy diving team arrived at the site on Wednesday evening but could not get near it until Thursday morning.

    At low tide, the team said, it was about 200m (656ft) from the shore near Harwich Yacht Club." from the BBC website.

    Read the rest here:-

    BBC News - German V2 rocket found in Harwich Harbour

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    just did a bit of a Google search and found - "Evacuation Fears For 15,000 People After Complete German Wartime V-2 Rocket Found Off British Coast " being reported on the Police Specials website, it has more photos of this V2, plus a police discussion on the subject.

    Evacuation Fears For 15,000 People After Complete German Wartime V-2 Rocket Found Off British Coast - PoliceSpecials.com Forum

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    Amazing discovery. Thanks for posting this shadowwolf.

    Regards,

    Carl

    p.s. Can't help but smile when you read about the sailors mooring their boats using the tail fin...
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    here's some photos from the Daily Mail's article on this V2.
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    Expensive dud.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Cool banana's
    super interesting
    Cheers for posting

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    Too bad they will have to blow it up. Priceless piece of history. Probably many more lying off shore.
    Funny that the local mariners had known about it for decades. Almost as good as the 22,000 piund Grand slam that sat LIVE on display at the entrance to an RAF base for decades before anyone realized it was not inert....

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    You watch, it won't be long before somebody writes a book about how Hitler escaped at the end of the war, by stowing away inside a dummy V-2, then shaved off the 'tache, and eventually went on to open a nice little tea shop in the South of England, where he lived out his days making wonderful Viennese delicacies for all the locals...
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    ...And changed his name to 'Basil'.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Amazing! Thanks for sharing this, shadowwolf. Incredible!

    Luke

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