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A junked US WW2 Stuart tank in the water off a dock in Manila, Philippines surrounded by junk. Another one was recovered recently in Cebu.

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Can you provide more detail please? Is this tank being pulled out of the water?


Gil Burket
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Love to find that with my metal detector.

 

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Found a couple links doing a google image search, not many more details I'm afraid. It supposedly was found while cleaning and draining the Navotas secured dry dock. Believed to be a M5A1, not a flame-thrower variant. Exact date found and fate of the tank are unknown currently.

 

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HOLY SMOKES! That is really a great story, I do hope that this tank gets a refurb if possible.

 

Robin-


I Collect USMC WWII uniforms, gear, patches, insignia. medals and ribbons. I also sell and trade Militaria of primarily the U.S. Military.

 

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Being in the Phillipines, I am sure it was cut up and sold for scrap ($) rather quickly....

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Being in the Phillipines, I am sure it was cut up and sold for scrap ($) rather quickly....

 

You are most likely correct, and that is very unfortunate!

 

Robin-


I Collect USMC WWII uniforms, gear, patches, insignia. medals and ribbons. I also sell and trade Militaria of primarily the U.S. Military.

 

R.Delaney

 

Semper Fidelis-

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Aside from what has already been posted details on this are rather scarce. Some groups have expressed interest in recovering it for static display but it appears funds are a problem. I could be wrong but I believe this was found in 2019. I don't think it has been cut up. Tanks are found every so often in the Philippines. Some time ago I posted about the 6 M10 tank destroyers underwater in La Union, which ended up becoming a dive site.

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Interesting photos and story - one can only imagine what else they'll find as they continue to drain and clean.

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