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Paul Bradley

WWI German destroyers found in Portsmouth Harbour

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Amazing

" used for target practice before being sold for scrap. "

It makes you wonder about the accuracy of the RN gunners/ equipment during this period

Kev

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I take it they were scrapped where they were beached and only the bottom of their hulls remain?

The picture seems to show one ship listing over to port and complete up to the main deck.

Martin

Edit: A picture painted of the destroyer beached in 1922 seems to correspond to the orientation of the wreck. Here: http://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/story_medium/public/thumbnails/image/2016/03/24/18/12-v82-destroyer.jpg

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Well there you go!

4 years at Whale Island and on many a bimble from my office to the MT section I looked at those remains whist day dreaming and was none the wiser.

Every day is a school day.

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It has been written up in the book Warship 2017 on 166 to 170.

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