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Thar she blows: Strava heat map shows folk on shipwreck packed with 1,500 tonnes of bombs

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

"Nice little summary"

That link includes one expert saying “Unless you’ve got intimate contact between two munitions subsurface, you’ll rarely cause the other to detonate, because water is a very good mitigator. If you’ve got a 1,000lb bomb two metres from another 1,000lb bomb, the other one won’t go bang. I know that for a fact – I did it last Tuesday.”

Somehow, I don't see a cargo ship sailing across the Atlantic in the middle of the war having the spare carrying capacity to have been loaded with a couple of metres separation between items of cargo.

I wonder how many of these bombs have remained watertight over the last 73 years.

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