historically interesting - thel GCHQ link in the story is pretty lame though
A "ghost ship" which helped develop the world's network of undersea cables - and worked for the former British Cable & Wireless firm, nowadays renowned as partner to the Five-Eyes spook alliance under the secret codename GERONTIC - has been discovered deep beneath the waves near Hawaii. The ship in question is the Dickenson, …
...wow a ship laying phone lines almost 70 years ago, somehow is tied up with GCHQ today?
Next weeks head line.
GPO are terrorists as exchange used in 1947 handled a phone call made in 2013 to a convicted terrorist.
Shame, it could of been a interesting article without the crap.
Do I sense a new Dirk Pitt adventure? "GERONTIC: Pitt and Giordino discover a ghost ship filled with highly sensitive 1940s communications technology and must race a group of international whistleblowers known only as 'The Vultures' to protect its secrets."
It's a wreck, guys. A ghost ship floats about on its own without a crew. More than that, it's a deliberate wreck. The bloody navy sank it on purpose. Perlmutter would have known exactly where, when, what ordnance was used and the Captain's family tree without so much as demanding a bacon butty. It would be a very short book.
Given the location I wonder instead if McGarrett's mum is hiding on it.
Or perhaps Nine Wilde and Chase are fighting another megalomaniac to find a clue to Atlantis's sister island which was left on the ship by a the relics of the Nazi spy system just after the 2nd world war.......
Somebody has a sense of humour.
Having a little experience floating out on the high seas, I've done my share of tossing my cookies, head in the head, etc. when the conditions got rough.
One of my jobs as a deckhand was to swab the vomit trails off the sides of the boat after trips carrying lubbers out for a joy cruise.
Dramamine is your friend.
""It is always a thrill when you are closing in on a large sonar target with the Pisces submersible and you don't know what big piece of history is going to come looming out of the dark" "
Or what non-Euclidean piece of pre-history will loom out of the eternal darkness to drive the RoV operator mad with what he sees when he turns on the floodlights.
Have these fools never read any Lovecraft? I'd have thought it essential reading for anyone contemplating a jaunt over the festering sludge of the abyssal plain of the Pacific Ocean.
Entirely missed by the ignorance of the journalist reaching to achieve god knows what is that the USA didn't have working torpedoes during WW2.
This probably explained how ramming an old ship with one wouldn't cause a great deal of harm, unless you count sinking that is. But we don't know if that was due to penetration with an offensive weapon or if it just tripped over some cable.
Now let's have an article about how useful their general purpose bombs were 20 years later.
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