The Battle of Jutland’s Heritage Under Threat: Commercial salvage on the shipwrecks as observed 2000 to 2016.

Mccartney, I., 2017. The Battle of Jutland’s Heritage Under Threat: Commercial salvage on the shipwrecks as observed 2000 to 2016. The Mariner's Mirror, 103 (2), 196 - 204.

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Abstract

This paper presents the most recent findings up to August 2016 of the extent to which the shipwrecks from the battle of Jutland have been exposed to salvage for metals. Commercial salvage of the wrecks is not new and archival research has traced salvage activity as far back as 1960. However over the last 15 years the rate at which metals have been extracted from them has increased significantly, so that now at least 65 per cent of the wrecks in the battlefield bear the scars of commercial salvage activity, where propellers and condensers in particular can be seen to have been removed. The majority of this activity is believed to be unauthorized by the governments of Britain and Germany who still own them.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0025-3359
Uncontrolled Keywords:maritime heritage; Battle of Jutland; First World War; Royal Navy; nautical archaeology, battlefield archaeology, conflict archaeology
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:29306
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:08 Jun 2017 10:57
Last Modified:08 Jun 2017 11:00

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