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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:12 PM

"An anchor has been recovered from the wreck of the 1916 German gun-running ship scuttled off the south coast of Ireland.
The Aud, a former English merchant vessel captured by the Germans, was sunk after a failed attempt to deliver a shipment of arms to Irish Republicans during the Easter Rising.
It was carrying 20,000 rifles, machine guns, giant “clockwork” bombs and one million rounds of ammunition when it was deliberately destroyed by its captain while under British Royal Navy escort."
Salvage crew lifts anchor from gun-runner wreck | BreakingNews.ie


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