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Post subject: Re: ShipwrecksPosted: September 18th, 2017, 3:37 pm
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Good morning.
I will make a question without any previos knowledge of the matter. With the modern forensic methods of identification, is any country making an attempt to rescue the remains of the sunken vessels and after the ID, buried them properly?
If, the answer is negative, I think that the diving, even the investigative diving must be forbiden.
I a very personal prefference, I don't like the idea of a wrecked vessel here in the bucket. Cheers.

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Post subject: Re: ShipwrecksPosted: September 18th, 2017, 4:32 pm
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I do not think shipwreck war graves are considered "improper" resting places by those who have a horse in the race, although I apologize if I mis-speak for our colleagues who were or are in uniform.

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Post subject: Re: ShipwrecksPosted: September 18th, 2017, 7:36 pm
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Most, if not all, countries that lost vessels due to combat in WWI
and WWII consider these ships as being still "on duty", and as
official military grave sites. The policy, and in some cases, national
law, prohibit them from being salvaged or disturbed - the
exception being underwater photography. Robert Ballard, who
led the underwater discovery and exploration of Titanic and
other famous sunken civilian and military ships, has stated
that he believes all such wrecks should be left unmolested,
in respect for the human remains still on board.

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Post subject: Re: ShipwrecksPosted: September 18th, 2017, 9:23 pm
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Moving to the general discussion forum as there's no reason for this to be under "real designs".

USN components, camouflage colors, & reference links (World War II only)

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