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    Dredging of Portsmouth Harbour in preparation for the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth has turned up 20,000 items of interest. Cannons, Bombs, Anchors a human skull (people are already questioning whether it could be that of Lt Cdr "Buster" Crabb murdered by the Soviets) and according to a friend at the NMRN "a significant number of wristwatches and other diving gear dating back many years"

    It might prove interesting
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    I hope they don't dredge up my past. Any ticking milsubs down there?

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    Ian, I hope that you aren't now going to show us your artefacts, ticking or not..

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    some of those balls look like they could be 42 pounders..

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    Thats what my wife says

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    So far three CWC divers, a Precista diver several Seiko's, Citizens and "a bit of an Omega diver watch"; apparently all in very poor condition. Most of the watches seem to be civilian and unrecognisable but they still have many tons to sift through.

    They also seem to have a large number of left footed boots, some bikes, a moped, a number of rum and brandy bottles, torches, diver knives, compasses and fins. There also appears to be a large historic porn stash, once carefully wrapped but now completely waterlogged.
    If I had served God half as well as I have served the King, he would not have given me over to die in such a place as this

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    Quote Originally Posted by James K View Post
    So far three CWC divers, a Precista diver several Seiko's, Citizens and "a bit of an Omega diver watch"; apparently all in very poor condition. Most of the watches seem to be civilian and unrecognisable but they still have many tons to sift through.

    They also seem to have a large number of left footed boots, some bikes, a moped, a number of rum and brandy bottles, torches, diver knives, compasses and fins. There also appears to be a large historic porn stash, once carefully wrapped but now completely waterlogged.
    Any pics of the watches? Would love to see how do they fare submerged for years...
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    The NMRN has photographed everything, no doubt in due course photos will appear somewhere.
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    Three CWC divers!!! - but... but... theres been hundreds reported lost in there..............

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