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Thread #62576 Message #1012943
Posted By: Gareth
04-Sep-03 - 06:56 PM
Thread Name: Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?
Subject: RE: Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?
Hmmm ! - refer to C S Forester - "Hornblower in the West Indies"
The capture of the Slaver "Estrela de Sud" (SP) was effected by the fastening of a drough (Sea Anchor) to the rudder by a swimmer whilst moored in a Spanish Harbour on the Main. An Auger was involved in the planning.
Fiction follows Folk, or Folk follows Fiction ???
BTW Forester was recognised as a reasonably accurate Naval Historian.