Abandon Ship

Stanley C Jenkins

Stanley C Jenkins

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Most of the ships in the British task force sailed directly from the UK with conventional armaments, but the Sheffield was already at sea and she did not return to port so that any nuclear depth charges that might have been aboard could be removed. There was no danger of explosion when the fire reached the magazine, but rumour has it that there was some fear of contamination by smoke, fumes, or whatever else might happen when nuclear material is subjected to fire.
 
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