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xAK Woollongbar found - 4/28/2020 4:10:07 PM   
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A WWII ship torpedoed by a Jap Submarine off Oz-NSW has been found:

https://www.9news.com.au/national/lost-wreck-of-freighter-sunk-by-japanese-submarine-discovered-off-nsw-coast/8ab01dcb-827d-4afc-98cf-a7f573943e84

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RE: xAK Woollongbar found - 4/28/2020 5:06:08 PM   
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Well, at least some of the cargo was used . . .

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RE: xAK Woollongbar found - 4/28/2020 8:42:21 PM   
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An entire ship full of butter and bacon....mmmmmm!

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RE: xAK Woollongbar found - 4/28/2020 8:45:57 PM   
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Everything goes better with Bacon, even cake.

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RE: xAK Woollongbar found - 4/29/2020 1:39:04 AM   
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butter and bacon? that is a lie to hide the fact it was carrying 200 tons of gold bullion and gold coins, taken from Tsarist Russian armored cruiser "Dmitri Donskoi"

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RE: xAK Woollongbar found - 4/29/2020 12:39:11 PM   
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butter and bacon? that is a lie to hide the fact it was carrying 200 tons of gold bullion and gold coins, taken from Tsarist Russian armored cruiser "Dmitri Donskoi"


I could have sworn that the gold was from the Soviet cruiser Chervona Ukraina, which was not really sunk by the Germans in September 1941 as alleged, but actually exited the Black sea through the Bosporus and made its way via the Suez canal to India, where it was intended the gold reserves stored in the Crimea, which had been cut off from the rest of the USSR by the Axis land advance, would be returned to Siberia via the Persian Gulf.

Unfortunately the German 1942 advance on Stalingrad stymied this plane, so it was decided to move the gold via Australia, to the west coast of the US, where it would be deposited alongside American gold reserves. John M Keynes had developed a financial plan involving profitable, complex bond and novel derivative transactions which would have increased the size of Soviet capital reserves to such an extent that at the conclusion of the European war, Premier Stalin might have been bribed into a less antagonistic mind-frame.

Alas, all this was lost when the Woollongbar went down. There is no gold there now, of course - the Glomar Explorer recovered it some 25 years ago.

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RE: xAK Woollongbar found - 4/29/2020 12:48:42 PM   
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I remember when this ship was abandoned, then it could not be immediately found:

Ghost ship washes up on Irish coast
Feb 18, 2020

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A ghost ship last seen off the coast of Bermuda 18 months ago has washed up on the Irish coast during a massive storm.

The MV Alta was abandoned by its crew after it became irreparably disabled in September 2018.

The US Coast Guard dropped supplies to the crew as they awaited a tugboat to pull it to harbour.

But several attempted rescues were unsuccessful, and the cargo ship was left adrift and its crew evacuated.


https://www.9news.com.au/world/ghost-ship-washes-up-on-irish-coast-during-storm-dennis/abae28f3-01cb-4e8b-bfc4-f923f04a239a

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RE: xAK Woollongbar found - 4/29/2020 1:37:27 PM   
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Everything goes better with Bacon, even cake.

One of the better meals I have had was a pork loin wrapped in bacon. Pork on pork - pretty sure my doc would not approve.

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RE: xAK Woollongbar found - 4/29/2020 2:21:34 PM   
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Bacon wrapped fillet mignon - in a mess hall! I was visiting there . . .

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RE: xAK Woollongbar found - 5/2/2020 3:44:35 AM   
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Even better is to wrap a pork loin 1st in spicy Italian sausage and then in bacon, cook in tin foil and unwrap to crisp. Your cardiologist will love you.

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RE: xAK Woollongbar found - 5/2/2020 2:34:18 PM   
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Even better is to wrap a pork loin 1st in spicy Italian sausage and then in bacon, cook in tin foil and unwrap to crisp. Your cardiologist will love you.


Especially if your cholesterol is too low. Or if it is not, then take a vitamin E capsule before a high fat meal and your blood fats won't rise.

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