SS President Coolidge

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1943Willysgpw
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SS President Coolidge

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:28 pm

I don't know if this has been posted before but, I would love to go cut a hole in this ship and bring up the jeeps. I know they are shot but, I could be the only honest person to say......"I have a jeep in a crate!" lol. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhPILTi0BWE
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Re: SS President Coolidge

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:30 pm

Oh, and I wish when they showed a "Willys jeep", they would have had the sense to show the MB instead.
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Re: SS President Coolidge

Post by gerrykan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:42 pm

The tires may still be good.
They haven't been exposed to much sunlight, and by looking at the jeep's sheet metal, the combat wheels probably won't put up much of a fight.
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Re: SS President Coolidge

Post by Chuck Lutz » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:17 pm

The Coolidge is a protected wreck and as such you can take only pictures and leave only bubbles...

Many of these wrecks provide a scuba diver's paradise which brings tourist dollars to the remote Pacific islands...more of them can be found in Truk Lagoon (Chuuk Lagoon these days).
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Re: SS President Coolidge

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:37 pm

Oh, come on. Like I could even afford a ticket to get there. Let alone the diving certifications and boat rental... :D :D :D :D I was merely living in the fantasy....
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Re: SS President Coolidge

Post by Chuck Lutz » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:26 pm

Yeah, but some guy who is planning on a dive trip to the Pacific may get the brilliant idea to stash a few "mementos" in his wet suit he can then put on ebay or something...better to clear the air about those wrecks...
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Re: SS President Coolidge

Post by Mark Jesic » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:54 am

Amazing footage, being a SCUBA diver, i would love to dive this site. I have heard about truck (CHUCK) lagoon, some day maybe, i will dive it. 8)

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Re: SS President Coolidge

Post by twinflyer17 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:20 am

Cool stuff! Would be neat to see those in person!
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