OT: Scrapping steel (was RE: Suggestions for hauling ...)

From: Eric Dittman <dittman_at_dittman.net>
Date: Sun Mar 10 10:14:56 2002

> >Except for "clean" steel, which is hard to get. A lot of it
> >came from the German ships scuttled after WWI (in Scapa Flow).
> >There's some other sources out there, like the German U-Boats
> >scuttled after WWII, but before the first detonation of the
> >atomic bomb.
> I know that the ships the German's sunk at anchorage at Scapa
> Flow were a favorite source for steel used in various instruments due
> to the lack of radioactive contamination in the steel, but is any
> steel still recovered from them? It was quite a large portion of the
> German fleet that was imprisoned there. Fascinating story for those
> that have never heard it.

I think the German fleet in Scapa Flow is about mined out.
Eric Dittman
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Received on Sun Mar 10 2002 - 10:14:56 GMT

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