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Old 19th January 2018, 05:11
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SS Corvus (1919)

The SS Corvus was attacked and sunk by two German U-boats in the Western Approaches of the English Channel on 27 February 1945. As a maritime war grave, I assume it would be protected from any salvage efforts. So, how would a significant artifact from the ship, e.g. the ship's bell, survive? I can't imaging the survivors who made it to a life raft had the foresight to rescue the bell, while some of their shipmates perished.
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Old 19th January 2018, 15:16
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As a maritime war grave, I assume it would be protected from any salvage.
Not necessarrily so. A merchant ship does not automatically become a designated war grave when sunk even if crew have no grave but the sea.


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