Bombs Found Beach
October 14, 2011 by staff
Bombs Found Beach, A total of 87 bombs, some dating back to late 19th century, reached the edge of a nudist beach in Britain, stunned speechless as naturalists during a raid of two days of the sands by the Royal Navy.
The Royal Navy was called after 26 bombs, including two underwater depth charges and at least six mortars, 10 pounds, stranded on the beach. A subsequent search found 61 more explosive, reported The Sun.
Elite team of Navy bomb disposal agents detonated explosives in the sea near the shore.
A number of other elements, like the bullets were part of the booty found in Leysdown Beach on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, the newspaper said.
North Kent coast guard director Colin Ingram, who oversaw the controlled explosion, said: “It’s good to find a lot of fire and air exercises Leysdown occurred around ..”
“Sometimes the shells did not go off when dropped from aircraft or shot from a rifle,” he said.
“They were cushioned by mud and did not explode.”
The east side of the beach – often called Shellness – is the official nudist area.
Listed on the UK Naturist Information Sheet, which states: “. Recent reports suggest the regular use of 20 to 30 naturists, with up to 100 busy weekend”
The website adds: “This beach is a mixture of sand, pebbles, shells and, in some places, the mud.”
A shipwreck sunken World War II – SS Richard Montgomery – is two miles from the coast and is filled with 1,400 tons of explosives. But the bombs on the beach is not believed to come from the U.S. affected vessel, which fell in 1944, the newspaper said.
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