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Monday, July 16, 2012

UXO pulled up with anchor

UXO stands for unexploded ordnance, and this one was brought up off the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay during a fishing trip Saturday.  The military has used obsolete ships as targets in a number of spots on the Bay in years past.  Holding the bomb is my friend Capt. Dave who is a retired charter boat captain in the Northern Neck of Virginia.

Besides the bomb, we also caught rockfish, blues, and croaker, but the fishing was slow despite the hard work of Capt. Billy Pipkin. 

He's an excellent fishing guide and an entertaining guy to be around.  His boat was very comfortable for the six anglers invited by Capt. Dave who organized the trip.  I had a good time.

1 comment:

  1. Whoa, kinda scary. We occasionally have UXO's found on the Presidio when there is construction going on. Occasionally they explode them -- it rattles the windows for quite a distance.