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Fordboy
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: July 13, 2004
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 - 06:14 AM UTC
Ahoy Shipmates

An interesting news story indeed:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11751988



Cheers


Sean
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 - 06:20 AM UTC
Damn shame,I guess it is hard to keep tabs on such things in the middle of the ocean
Littorio
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: September 15, 2004
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 - 06:54 AM UTC
Yep highlighted in an Aussie news article two years ago (which I posted a link to back then) although it's still sad news and still needs to be highlighted.

Locals are striping the ships for scrap even though they are war graves and no one was stopping them.
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 12:17 AM UTC
My dad was on the Houston. Fortunately, he and the friend he enlisted with and served with survived the war.
Bigred69
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 02:34 AM UTC
I had read about this on an earlier post on the Web. What a shame that the Ships, the Dead and the resting places where so Disturbed. That is not the way to pay the Respect they Deserve.