Royal Navy Detonates One Ton German Bomb Found in Shipwreck

September 27, 2019 – Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have destroyed a 987kg German World War Two bomb found in the wreck of a 17th century warship near Southend Pier in Essex. Civilian divers with Historic England discovered the historic device during an archeological dive on the 350-year-old protected shipwreck of ‘London’ which lies in two parts near the pier. A bespoke eight-man team of Royal Navy divers from Portsmouth were dispatched to the area where they towed the device out of the estuary to safely destroy it at sea…

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