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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Bang on!!


Ferry passengers stranded as bomb floats down Mersey
(Filed: 16/05/2006)

Nearly 150 ferry passengers and 101 crew are currently stranded on ships in the River Mersey after a large bomb was seen floating in the water.
The 1,000lb device, thought to be a Second World War relic, was reported to HM Coastguard near the entrance to Twelve Quays Dock in Birkenhead at around midnight.
The bomb, which is 7ft long and 26in wide, was dropped by a German plane during the Second World War, and was designed to penetrate fortified docks, submarine pens and concrete slipways.
Daily Telegraph

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