3 Million Tons of Munitions in the North Sea

For those with an interest in EOD, the attached link is a French documentary describing the 3 million tons of munitions including chemical munitions that have been dumped in the North Sea. Even if you don’t speak French there are some quite impressive pictures.

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3 milliards is 3 billion tons …

Thanks for the correction, my error, French not my strongpoint.


Also add another giant amount for the Baltic Sea.

Before the Belgian coast there’s a bank called Paardenmarkt. Prohibition of fishing and anchoring. Only God and the devil know what’s lying underneath.

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The British disposed of a similar
Quantity as well…besides various artillery shells, also tons of US made .303 ammo which had deteriorating powder or splitting cases ( they also offloaded millions of rounds to Portugal and the Baltic States.) …by 1927, Portugal was salvaging the bullets for loading into AE 1927 and 1928
Doc AV

Additional background reading Re-Canada at:


To what I saw so far all countries with access to the sea were dumping more or less ammunition there.
In civilized countries thsi is a no-go today but I am sure thet plenty are still doing it.
And this is as good as open burning or open detonation.