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    WW2 surplus

    A good clip here showing the scale of what was left in UK after WW2 and how we disposed of it
    http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=26348

    I must admit to being involved in a deep sea dump of ammunition in the early 1980's. Whilst en route between Hong Kong and Brunei on board the LSL Sir Percival I supervised the dumping of approx 100 tons of SAA, 2 inch mortar and various A/pers mines somewhere in the South China Sea.
    any live or dug ordnance. small arms ammunition etc in my posts have been dealt with accordingly

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    An interesting piece of history

    I remember this issue not so long ago

    http://www.marlab.ac.uk/Uploads/Docu...forts.FH10.pdf

    or this:

    http://www.ssrichardmontgomery.com/images/suntimes.htm





    Quote Originally Posted by exat808 View Post
    A good clip here showing the scale of what was left in UK after WW2 and how we disposed of it –
    http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=26348

    I must admit to being involved in a deep sea dump of ammunition in the early 1980's. Whilst en route between Hong Kong and Brunei on board the LSL Sir Percival I supervised the dumping of approx 100 tons of SAA, 2 inch mortar and various A/pers mines somewhere in the South China Sea.
    Last edited by archmoco; 23rd July 2010 at 10:24 PM.

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    The wreck of the Richard Montgomery is (to my understanding) assessed annually but at this time it remains a hazardous wreck and that no remedial action will be taken on its cargo. There are various listings of what may be in its manifest. Any heavy cased ordnance will remain in a more stable condition than some other articles presumed to be on board.
    I seem to recall that back in the 1950's a similar vessel exploded without warning near the French coast?
    There is still a large ammount of dredged ordnance that gets recovered every year around our coast line but nothing like the number that got dumped after WW2.
    any live or dug ordnance. small arms ammunition etc in my posts have been dealt with accordingly

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    The real danger of the wreck ss richard montgomery is in something you all seem to be interested in here:
    AN-M1A1 CLUSTER FRAGMENTATION BOMBS

    These comprise a cluster of six 20lb TNT-filled fragmentation bombs type M41 assembled and packed on the cluster in the fuzed condition. They are the most hazardous items in the cargo of the "SS Richard Montgomery". Each cluster was packed in a metal-lined wooden box of exterior dimensions 134 X 27 X 32 (cm). The fuze employed is the type AN-M110A1
    Cluster bomb fuze type AN-M110A1 diagram and workings (pdf)

    http://www.ssrichardmontgomery.com/d.../AN-M110A1.pdf


    what I need are pictures of the inside of one of these fuses or to know where I can get them to put on my site showing their dangers.
    many thanks.
    For more up to date info on the wreck have a look at
    http://www.ssrichardmontgomery.com
    and follow the links.
    one other link you might find of interest is:
    British textbook of Explosives .pdf (Technical reference book not Instruction manual)
    http://www.ssrichardmontgomery.com/British textbook of Explosives .pdf
    (copy and paste link in to your browser)
    Last edited by ronangel; 29th July 2011 at 07:03 AM.

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    One AN-M110 sectioned fuze. . bsb 005.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou View Post
    One AN-M110 sectioned fuze. . bsb 005.jpg
    Thanks a lot this will go nicely on my site any other you or anybody has will be apprecated

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    Thanks a lot this should do it unless anybody has any photos
    many thanks

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    Details of the SS Richard Montgomery wreck are on the Martitime and Coastguard Agency Website http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/mcga07-hom...montgomery.htm

    Annual reports are available as PDF's - Last one dated 2006

    Quite interesting reading

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    Last edited by ronangel; 18th August 2011 at 03:24 AM.

 

 

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