Spinalman, on 29 November 2011 - 18:35 PM, said:
Saw this curious photo. So what happened to these two figure heads?
Reminds me also, with The Battle of the River Plate on TV today, whatever happened to the ships bell of the Graf Spee? Last I saw of it was in 1972 when it hung on the bridge inside the 3rd Shoreham Scout Hut next to the rail bridge across the Adur. Quite a trophy. Does anyone recall the demolition of the hut, and when?
I don't remember seeing the bell or figureheads.... the Graf Spee's bell,a valuable prize, surely did not end up in the Shoreham Scout hut...it must have been a copy!
On the subject of war wrecks the attatched is a photo of a USS Arizona gun turet with oil still rising from the wreck 60 years later.
Do you have any idea of the name of the old warship in the photo?