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USS Ruchamkin WWII US Destroyer

Discussion in 'Everything Else Heritage' started by ianh, May 4, 2015.

  1. ianh

    ianh New Member

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    I spent a few days in Bogota, Columbia last week..... managed to find the 3ft steam tourist railway - but imagine my suprise to find....[​IMG]

    Bogota is hundreds of miles from the sea and 8000ft upin the andes.......

    one has to ask how.....
     
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    Bean-counter Resident of Nat Pres

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    The mind certainly boggles, although sizeable ships have been transported to land-locked lakes in bits on many occasions, often long beofre metaled roads or even Railways existed!

    Wikipedia has an unusually caustic comment about the location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ruchamkin_(APD-89)

    I am not totally sure what "hull and superstructure" means but I suspect it may be that it is an empty shell with no machinery or interior except bracing to keep its shape!

    Steven
     

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