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Old 07 March 2009, 05:13   #1
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Elizabethan ship wreck off Alderney

Was feeding my little lad late last night and waist flicking through the channels on the idiot box came across the BBC Horizon program about the Elizabethan ship wreck off Alderney and the Canons. Only got to see part of it though as the little bugger exploded out of both ends.
Looked interesting though, how did it turn out? Did they get many Canons up? Was it the first Ship found from the era with mass produced Canons?
Going to have a look through BBC iPlayer later today and see if I can find the program.
Couldn't believe they had the bad look of the engines failing on both RIB's at the same time!
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I can't remember the exact details now, but I fetlt it was a little over dramatised. I went on board the salvage ship last year after they'd recovered the canon and other bits, a musket I think. A few years back they found a breastplate with some bone attached. They have a nice rib on board mind you This looks like it could be fun.....
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They always are alittle dramatic.
If you watch this short clip you'll see one of the RIB's they where using. Think they where identical though. Still can't believe both engines failed at the same time!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/program...zabethsarmada/
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