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Visiting the Wreck of the Armorique and the Colbert in Brest.


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#1 Skipper

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:31 PM

Video of the wreck of the Armorique, built in 1879 by France , served in Indochina, WWI and WWII.

Bought by the Kriegsmarine in 1942 . scuttled by the Kriegsmarine in 1944 at Landennec (Festung Brest) .


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the Armorique


The vid also shows the wreck of Battleship Colbert

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#2 belasar

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:57 PM

Thanks Skipper, I'm a sucker for shipwrecks..The Boche actually paid for it?
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:02 PM

Amazing isn't it? It was in such a bad condition that it was never really repaired and served as storage zone for spares. Quite a rip off for the KM, especially as they could have taken it without paying if they had wanted.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:19 PM

There might be a war on, but a gulible tourist still must be fleeced! :)
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#5 Skipper

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:03 PM

Almost as good as the Dutch buying Manhattan from the Indians

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