Two WWII 'human torpedoes' believed to be lying off Phuket

Possible WWII British manned torpedoes to be investigated in Phuket.

6 May 2006 (The Nation) – Possible WWII British manned torpedoes to be investigated in Phuket.

Two WWII ‘human torpedoes’ believed to be lying off Phuket

A Phuket marine-supply company is seeking permission to salvage what it believes are two British “human torpedoes” that have been lying in the sea near Phuket since World War II, the governor of Phuket said yesterday.

Manned torpedoes were secret naval weapons commissioned during World War II.

The British versions were electrically propelled mini-submarines with two crewmen equipped with diving suits riding astride.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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