Super salvage operations to rival Concordia

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SJRM_RN

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LONG before the Costa Concordia capsized in Italy, salvagers fished out ships from the depths of the ocean with bold and innovative feats of engineering. Here are some of the most improbable salvage operations in maritime history:

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Did you see the program, 'Who do you think you are?' with Sarah Millican , it was on a couple of weeks ago. She found out that one of her family had been a salvage diver in Kent, and had travelled all over as part of salvage crews. The early days of diving, the equipment used and pitfalls encountered were certainly well covered .
 

janner

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#6
I have read the book on salvaging the German Fleet at Scapa. Amazing story and well worth a read,

Inter-War Period 1918-1939
COX'S NAVY by Tony Booth
Salvaging the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow 1924-1931 Published by Pen & Sword, Maritime, 2005
 

TeeCeeCee

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I think it was the Italians that had a battleship capsize when it was launched. I will chck that tomorrow for the name. They righted it and it went on to see service.
 
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