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28/06/01

David Mearns in live webchat on Channel4.com


David Mearns - Live on the web

Expedition leader, David Mearns, will be talking live on the web this evening at Channel4.com.

David is the impetus behind the Channel4/ITN project to find and film the wreck of World Ward 2 Battlecruiser The Hood. The expedition, leaving Cork this weekend, will attempt to locate the remains of the ship - some 3000 metres down, off the coast of Greenland.

As yet, nobody has found the wreck and her exact location remains a mystery.

David is a world expert in exploring the deep sea ocean. He was responsible for finding and filming the Derbyshire in 1994. This bulk carrier went down in suspicious circumstances and David's findings at the site paved the way for a full government inquiry.

His past successes also include the Lucona - a ship deliberately sunk for insurance fraud and now the subject of a movie - and the John Barry - a liberty ship sunk by U-boats during the war. The latter was on its way to Saudi Arabia when it went down and contained hundreds of silver riyals.

You can read the full trascript to David's chat here.





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26/07/01 -
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25/07/01
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25/07/01 -
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23/07/01 -
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22/07/01 -
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21/07/01 -
Tracking the ocean floor


20/07/01 -
Sonar finds "promising target"


19/07/01 -
Combing the search box


18/07/01 -
Transfers and goodbyes


17/07/01 -
Meet the search team


16/07/01 -
Meet the survey team


15/07/01 -
Meet the experts


14/07/01 -
Meet the film crew


13/07/01 -
Farewell to the Bismarck


12/07/01 -
A service of remembrance


11/07/01 -
More filming from the deep


10/07/01 -
The Bismarck plaque is laid


09/07/01 -
The Bismarck is found!


07/07/01 -
Staying on track


06/07/01 -
The sonar is finally launched


05/07/01 -
More frustration for the team


04/07/01 -
Rough weather halts progress


03/07/01 -
Expedition to film the Bismarck


03/07/01 -
Holding a steady course


02/07/01 -
Northern Horizon leaves Cork


28/06/01 -
David Mearns in Webchat


27/06/01 -
ITN's Rob White reports from the ship