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cheeky sods!
« on: December 31, 2014, 02:50:57 PM »

Just watching the programming called Mighty Ships, this episode was about a US Navy salvage vessel. They were in the North Sea off Scarborough searching for the Bonhomme Richard.

Now what galls me was the divers went down and placed a stars and stripes on the seabed because theywere the first us divers in the north sea!!

Why do they think they have the right to do this in OUR territorial waters?

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Re: cheeky sods!
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2014, 03:01:25 PM »


I find the voice-over script on Mighty Ships, SO condescending!


http://www.questtv.co.uk/mighty-ships/
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2014, 03:05:13 PM »

They will be laughing at that in Aberdeen ! {-) {-) >>:-(
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2014, 04:01:52 PM »

    Maybe its a reverse of the Falklands, can you see any warships?
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2014, 04:17:18 PM »

They will be laughing at that in Aberdeen ! {-) {-) >>:-(

The US Territory in Scotland {-) {-)

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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2014, 04:50:57 PM »

The authors seem to have forgotten the North Sea oil capital of the UK (Aberdeen) had a lot of American staff/crewsers when establishing the  the wells and pipelines. They still are active doing routine maintenance.  The other piece of America in Scotland was on the west coast, the misnamed Holy Loch, home of the Polaris submarine depot ship. It wasnt an American flag they left behind <*< 
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2014, 05:02:39 PM »

Three attempts to correct "staff, crews and divers" so trying this way.    Must be New Year in North Korea >>:-(
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2014, 05:30:17 PM »

Three attempts to correct "staff, crews and divers" so trying this way.    Must be New Year in North Korea >>:-(

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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2014, 05:38:55 PM »

Nope, this is steam age PC with duffer punching keys with one finger.   Memo, must buy new finger. :((
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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2014, 10:22:11 PM »

Taking divers and Aberdeen, I worked for 'Sub-sea International' back at the end of the 1970's early '80's, and most of our divers where from the USA. Nice bunch of guy's and I'm sure non of them would agree with doing something like this.
But then again, a new generation now of oh so arrogant gits from the usa adding to their countries reputation. What "xxxxx".
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2015, 06:40:32 AM »

john paul jones seemed to sail for several nations..Britain..America..france ...Russia..so we could have a line of flags on our seabed....hope not...don't think the usa would like us to put our flag on their sea bed...happy new year to all....tony
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2015, 11:08:10 AM »

I had to laugh at the archaeologist "we have several search areas where we think it is" Obviously not heard of consulting local knowledge.

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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2015, 02:30:01 PM »

Ask any trawlerman or fishing boat crew.  I know  south-east Scottish inshore fisher who hauled up a few muskets and other ancient firearms in his net from a hitherto unknown wreck. 
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2015, 11:56:29 AM »

A US hero! A French Welsh Pirate who sailed for anyone who paid him lots of Dosh. Why did he sink here in the North Sea? Thought as a Privateer he only operated in American Waters.
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2015, 01:14:44 PM »

...and that other "hero/pirate/privateer/founder of navies"   John Paul Jones was a Scotsman. Got his revenge for a bad apprenticeship by bombarding Whitehaven and pillaging a pub in that port in the English Lake District coast. Seems like a decent chap %)
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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2015, 01:19:33 PM »

As I understand it. He was sent to act as a raider plundering coastal ports an shipping. In other words a pirate acting for the US authorities. His ship sank after a fierce engagement with hms Serapis, unfortunately he was able to board the serapis and make his escape aboard that craft.

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« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2015, 02:53:37 PM »

Seems like money talks, it does to me usually sing goodbye!
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            Peter. :-))


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