Sir Francis Drake's fleet found?

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by chocolate_frog, Oct 25, 2011.

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  1. Do you you think the pikies weighed it in?
  2. Hope they find his drum and give it a good bash.
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  3. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    I'd be more interested in finding the uncharted reef in the middle of the Pacific where Drake had to jettison 10 tonnes of silver bars on his voyage around the world. (It was that or sink...)

    Must be worth a few bob now.

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    Surely it was found in our QM's clothing store. Those ******* won't let you have anything.
  5. If they find his coffin I hope it is treated well and with respect, but knowing the Yanks they will want to rip it open.
  6. There can't be too many lead coffins ont he sea floor in that area though.
  7. It's still in his house - Buckland Abbey, near Yelverton in Devon.

    I hope he stays buried as he wished - and not as an exhibit in an American museum.
  8. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    A War Grave, surely?
  9. I can see it being a major international incident if they do bring him up. noone would be that stupid?
  10. The septics can :)