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Old 21st November 2011, 11:08 PM   #20
VANDOO
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CLUSTERS OF WRECKS DO HAPPEN FOR VARIOUS REASONS. CERTIAN ROCKS HAVE CLAIMED NUMEROUS SHIPS OVER THE YEARS AND OFTEN THE WRECKAGE IS PILED AND INTERMINGLED IN THE SAME AREA. THERE ARE TWO WRECKS ONE ON TOP OF THE OTHER IN BERMUDA A OLDER ONE UNDER A NEWER ONE.
THERE IS A PLACE OFF NEW ORLEANS WHERE FIVE SHIPS WERE SUNK IN THE SAME PLACE. THE GERMAN SUB WOULD HIDE IN A SMALL CHANNEL IN MURKEY WATER DURING THE DAY AND COME OUT AT NIGHT AND LINE UP THE SHILOUETS OF THE SHIPS WITH LIGHTS ON SHORE. THE SUB GOT AT LEAST 5 BEFRORE IT WAS BETRAYED BY CLEAR WATER AND SUNK BY AIRCRAFT ON SUB PATROL. ITS STILL THERE.
PERHAPS SAILING SHIPS SOMETIMES SUNK TOGETHER TANGLED TOGETHER IN BATTLE RAMMING OR BOARDING COULD LEAD TO SUCH EVENTS, BUT I KNOW OF NO DOCUMENTED OCCURANCES.
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