Mystery over Dutch WW2 shipwrecks vanished from Java Sea bed
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Mystery over Dutch WW2 shipwrecks vanished from Java Sea bed
Mystery over Dutch WW2 shipwrecks vanished from Java Sea bed

Three Dutch World War Two ships considered war graves have vanished from the bottom of the Java Sea, the Dutch defence ministry says.
All three were sunk by the Japanese during the Battle of the Java Sea in 1942, and their wrecks were discovered by divers in 2002.
A report in the Guardian says three British ships have disappeared as well.
The British government says it is "distressed" by the reports and is investigating.

A new expedition to mark next year's 75th anniversary of the battle found the wrecks missing.
The Guardian says it has seen 3D images, showing large holes in the seabed where HMS Exeter, HMS Encounter, the destroyer HMS Electra, as well as a US submarine, used to be. (...)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37997640

Steel of sunken WW1/WW2 ships is in high demand as it is less radioactive, that's important to build calibrated instruments. There are plans to salvage sunken German WW1 and WW2 ships and submarines because of that. So most likely scrap metal pirates did it.

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Quote:Steel of sunken WW1/WW2 ships is in high demand as it is less radioactive

What in the what? First I'm hearing about this.

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(2016 Nov 18 01:45)Mustapaita Wrote:  What in the what? First I'm hearing about this.

Quote:The primary source of low-background steel is ships that have been under water since before the Trinity test, most famously the scuttled German WWI battleships in Scapa Flow.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-background_steel

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