Category Archives: Offshore UXO

WW1 Torpedo Destroyed

AN unexploded torpedo was found off the coast of Sunderland on Wednesday. Speaking after the find on June 29, a Northumbria Police spokesman said: “At 2.53pm today we received a report that an unexploded World War One torpedo had been found … Continue reading

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UXO on Weymouth Beach

Two devices, thought to be World War Two shells, have been discovered on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. A Royal Navy bomb disposal team was called after a live 3in (8cm) shell was found shortly before 13:00 BST on National Trust land … Continue reading

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UXO in Plymouth Harbour

PLYMOUTH – “I’m amazed, and extremely thankful that no one was injured,” Ken Tavares, chairman of the Board of Selectmen and principal of the July 4 Committee, told the Old Colony Tuesday after a fireworks shell misfired, igniting fires on … Continue reading

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SS Richard Montgomery Hoax Alert

A hoax website report about Second World War bomb ship the SS Richard Montgomery caused panic on the Isle of Sheppey. Southend News Network published a spoof on its website last night (Wednesday) claiming strange noises had been heard coming … Continue reading

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Mine Threat To QE Carriers

Royal Navy bomb disposal experts are preparing to destroy a 1,500lb German mine discovered on the seabed in The Solent. The WWII GD ground mine was found by a crane barge 1.5km off Southsea while removing debris from a site … Continue reading

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Clyde Mine Detonated

  Ferry services between Rothesay and Gourock are returning to normal after part of the Firth of Clyde was closed for the recovery of an unexploded mine. Caledonian MacBrayne’s 1130 and 1325 sailings from Rothesay, and the 1200 and 1315 … Continue reading

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UXO on Aberdeen Beach

An unexploded bomb  has been found on Aberdeen beach Esplanade which was closed by police as a precaution after officers were informed of the discovery at around 3.40pm on Sunday. Road closures are in place during the investigation. It was later fully … Continue reading

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Doggersbank UXO Removed

The Royal Netherlands Navy minehunter HNLMS Makkum has cleared a so-called ‘Blockbuster’ from World War II which was not mapped. It was found by fishermen at the Doggersbank, about 200 miles offshore the Dutch coast in the North Sea. This … Continue reading

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RFA Darkdale Clearance

  Royal Navy divers have been called in to clear explosives from a wreck in the South Atlantic. The clearance of the wreck allowed MoD salvage teams to start safely removing the trapped oil within the holding tanks of the … Continue reading

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UXO in Poole Harbour

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