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explosive cargo of the USS Richard Montgomery

David A. Atkinson

explosive cargo of the USS Richard Montgomery

a study into the developing hazard from marine wreckin the Thames estuary between Sheerness and Southend-on-Sea

by David A. Atkinson

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Published by Southend-on-Sea Chamber of Trade & Industry in (Southend-on-Sea) .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Cover title.

Statement(by) David A. Atkinson ... Richard Anthony Baker ... (and) David F. Cotgrove.
ContributionsBaker, Richard Anthony., Cotgrove, David F., Richard Montgomery (Ship), Southend Chamber of Trade and Industry.
The Physical Object
Pagination(24) l :
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19147123M

  However, of much more concern is the revelation that people have been poking around the wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery, a Second World War cargo ship that was carrying thousands of tonnes of explosive munitions from America to the UK. The ship grounded in the Thames Estuary, in England, in August , barely two miles north of Sheerness.   The threat of significant structural collapse of a shipwreck full of explosives off the Kent coast is getting more serious, the coastguard says. The American cargo ship SS Richard Montgomery.

  A WORLD War Two wreck on the bottom of the English Channel is packed full of explosives and could explode at any time. The SS Richard Montgomery was carrying more than 1, tonnes of bombs to.   The SS Richard Montgomery sank in while carrying munitions, mostly aircraft bombs, with a total explosive content of 1, tonnes. Last month we published an article on the SS Montgomery. Now, using the latest in multibeam sonar technology, this image of the American war ship has been released by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA.

  Author Topic: SS Richard Montgomery (Read times) 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. kyn. Administrator; Established Member; Posts: ; Appreciation ; Re: SS Richard Montgomery «Reply # on: Novem , SS Richard Montgomery was an American Liberty ship built during World War II, one of the 2, used to carry cargo during the war. The ship was wrecked off the Nore sandbank in the Thames Estuary, near Sheerness, England in , whilst carrying a cargo of munitions. Around 1, tonnes (1, short tons) of explosives remain on board, which continue to be a hazard to the area.


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Posted on by Rick Spilman. Three rusting masts rise from the Thames Estuary, off Sheppy Island, not far from Sheerness. They are the masts that once supported the swinging booms on the Liberty ship USS Richard Montgomery, which sank with a cargo of high explosive bombs and other munitions in The SS Richard Montgomery was a US Liberty Ship (a class of cargo ship) weighing tons.

She was built in by the St John’s River Shipbuilding Company of Jacksonville in Florida and was. Note: SS Richard Montgomery was a Liberty ship. Not, USS Richard Montgomery. The title USS is only used on an American navy ship. Useful factual links about SS Richard Montgomery below the possible believed risk assessment of what may still be present in the holds, and contaminate wide sea and land area in event of explosion or disintegration of the wreck.

The SS Richard Montgomery. (Image: Kent Live) Towns in the south east, including Gravesend, Southend and Canvey Island, could be flooded if the explosives from the ship were ignited.

Stunning new underwater photographs have been released showing the state of Second World War bomb wreck SS Richard Montgomery. The American. Inthe SS Richard Montgomery, a Florida-built cargo ship laden with 1, tons of explosives, ran aground and broke in half in the Thames Estuary in England.

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The SS Richard Montgomery was carrying ammunition when it ran aground and sank in The ship still carries more than 1, tons of munitions, which could go.

The Richard Montgomery is located only miles from Sheerness and 5 miles from Southend and a time bomb, on deck are fused and ready to go cluster bombs if some were to fall though the corroding deck detonating the 3, tons of munitions stowed inside her holds the death toll could be in the thousands.

PA Archive/PA Images The masts of the SS Richard Montgomery, a cargo ship used during the World War II effort Of the 3, tons of bombs and ammunition on board, 1, tons of live explosives remain. The WWII-era SS Richard Montgomery sits just over a mile from shore – and locals fear that its 1, tonnes of potent explosives could go off at any time.

Jon Excell investigates. It is 75 years this Tuesday since the SS Richard Montgomery sank off the Kent coast on its way to allied-occupied France. But the remains of the US cargo.

The SS Richard Montgomery sank in while carrying munitions, mostly aircraft bombs, with a total explosive content of 1, tonnes. The bombs include dozens of 'high explosive Blockbuster.

In Augustthe American Liberty Ship SS Richard Montgomery ran aground and wrecked in the Medway Channel, near Sheerness, Kent (England).

She carried a cargo of tonnes of bombs and other explosive war materiel. Only part of the cargo was salvaged and the rest, amounting to 14, bombs weighing tonnes, remains in situ to this day. The SS Richard Montgomery sank and split in two off the coast of Sheerness in August with around 1, tonnes of explosives on board.

Masts of the stranded ship can still be seen poking above the water, an eerie reminder of what lies beneath. SS Richard Montgomery: | | |For ships of similar names, see:| |USS |Montgomery||. | | | World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online.

A dramatic example of munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) threat is the wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery, sunk in shallow water about miles from the town of Sheerness and 5 miles from Southend, which still contains 1, tons of explosives.

The liberty ship SS Richard Montgomery, built inwas sunk in in the Thames Estuary. Smoke pours from an explosive-carrying WWII U.S. cargo ship. Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images In Augustthe SS Richard Montgomery, an American cargo ship, ran aground. The SS Richard Montgomery, a cargo ship built in Florida to carry vital supplies for the war effort, was anchored in Sheerness, Kent, when it grounded and broke up in   The SS Richard Montgomery – and its potentially explosive cargo – is monitored 24/7 by port authorities, and is subject to a metre exclusion zone.

One man who has studied the ship for a decade even believes that a "large-scale disaster is inevitable". tonnes of bombs. The masts are set to be cut from a wartime shipwreck in the Thames Estuary that is packed with 1, tonnes of explosives.

Cargo ship SS Richard Montgomery was anchored in Sheerness, Kent, when it grounded and broke up in The wreck and its cargo is monitored round the clock by port authorities and protected by a metre exclusion zone.