Saturday, April 20, 2019

The Navy's Most Unwanted Ship, the USS Prinz Eugen-- Part 4


For decades, potential leakage from the Prinz Eugen has been a threat.  But during 2018, a Navy-led salvage team removed 229,000 gallons on bunker oil from the wreck.

But, there are remains of the ship to this day.

The ship's bell and fire control rangefinder were removed and put into the Naval History and Heritage Command collection.

The Hampton Roads Naval Museum also has some remnants of the ship, including the ship's chronometer, lighting fixtures, plates with silverware, , an azimuth circle and a binnacle containing a compass which is still in working order.

--GreGen



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