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Sunken Ship / Live Ammo / Divers' Survey #500797

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 26, 1978
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(Studio) S.S. Richard Montgomery noted as one of Liberty ships built by United States in WW II that was danger to Germans; is now reported to be danger to everyone.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Thames Estuary, England) Details given about divers' survey of sunken Richard Montgomery, which was en route to France just after Normandy invasion when it sank near main shipping channel of Thames River Not all live ammunition on board was recovered; United States offer to attempt removal of ship and British refusal, due to proximity of oil refinery and resort towns. [Harbormaster Lieutenant Commander John BINGHAM - says there's no plan to remove anything if found, but just note that it's there.]
REPORTER: Paul Cunningham

Chancellor, John;
Cunningham, Paul

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