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Re: SS Richard Montcomery
Bob: Yes, the Richard Montgomery was a Liberty Ship, launched 15 June 1943. She drug anchor and grounded 20 August 1944 near the Thames Estuary, where she broke in two. There was an attempt to remove her cargo, but that was abandoned 25 September 1944 as conditions were deemed unsafe to continue. Much of her ammunition was removed, but it is estimated that the munitions remaining still represent the equivalent of approximately 1500 Tons of TNT. Not a trivial amount should it ever explode!