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HMS Repulse and HMS Prince Getting ripped apart

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Beta Tester
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What? This is just outrageous! Those 2 ships are graves of thousand of British sailors, their final resting place! It's like digging someone's grave up... 

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Very sad indeed and the only way to deter and stop this is to make the penalties for such atrocious acts outweigh the benefits of committing them, which unfortunately is not likely to happen. 

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That news was two years ago. The wrecks of USS Houston and HMAS Perth were also salvaged by Indonesians. Do you seriously think Indonesians and Malaysians care about this? As far as they're concerned, these Allied shipwrecks are a symbol of the colonial powers' failure to defend them. They're only worth money to them.

 

If Britain truly cares about these ships they'll send in their own maritime security. Same goes for other countries which lost ships in SE Asia, including Japan. Or they could raise the wrecks and take them back to Britain for preservation where they're much safer. If there's such a thing as exhuming graves, then I don't see why this can't be done similarly. The wrecks are in pretty shallow water and not deteriorating compared to the Titanic, so raising them shouldn't be impossible. Otherwise to heck with them. Damage has already been done and the scavengers only need to finish it.

Edited by Nikolaevna

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Nothing is sacred to money grubbing malcontents. They'll steal from their own momma's to make a buck or two. These people doing this are grave robbers pure and simple and should be treated as such if they are ever caught.

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