SO9197 : Ernest Frank Guelph Cox, Wolverhampton

taken 10 years ago, near to Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Ernest Frank Guelph Cox, Wolverhampton
Ernest Frank Guelph Cox, Wolverhampton
Ernest Cox was responsible for finding many of the ships from the German High Seas Fleet that were scuttled in Scapa Flow on 17th June 1919. Out of the 74 ships that were interned at Scapa Flow, 51 were sunk and 43 of them subsequently raised. Only 8 still remain. The total weight of the ships that were sunk was over 400,000 tons. The largest salvage operation in history was soon underway and the Scapa Flow Salvage and Shipbreaking Company was formed in 1923, to raise some of the torpedo boats. Over the next 8 years he undertook a massive operation to raise the ships. It was to become one of the greatest feats of marine salvage ever accomplished. He purchased and modified an old German floating dry dock and lifted 26 torpedo boats, and broke them up for scrap in between August 1924 and April 1926.

...and there's more where that came from!! The text by Ian Jukes is copied from this superb account of his life LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) .
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Saturday, 9 February, 2008   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 14 February, 2008
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 915 976 [100m precision]
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