The BBC Website has an interesting article and short video of two D-Day tanks found on the seabed off the Isle of Wight, Hampshire. They were loaded on a Mark V landing craft tank (LCT) which set off for Normandy but developed engine trouble and had to be towed back to the Solent. The Vessel capsized (fortunately without loss of life) and shed its load. This included two Centaur CS IV tanks, two armoured bulldozers, a jeep and other equipment for the Royal Marines armoured support group.
The Tanks and the LCT are being investigated by the Southsea Sub-Aqua Club and more details of their work can be found on their website.
Very interesting stuff.ReplyDelete
Spotted that on the local news last night, saw the wheel and went oh it's a cromwell, close no cigar though. :)ReplyDelete