Navy disposing of ammunition from HMS Raleigh in Labrador
L’ANSE AMOUR — Members of the Royal Canadian Navy’s fleet diving unit for the Atlantic region will be clearing visible unexploded remains of ammunition from the site of the HMS Raleigh in Labrador for the next month.
The area surrounding L’Anse Amour will be inaccessible to the public starting until June 10.
Locals who have collected explosive materials such as cordite or remains of ammunition shells over the year are invited to drop them off during daylight hours at the temporary installation along L’Anse Amour Branch Road.
An explosive technician will then dispose of them safely.
HMS Raleigh, a British heavy cruiser, ran aground on Aug. 8, 1922 at Point Amour, Forteau Bay, Labrador.
Over time, wave action, storms and deterioration of the wreck have uncovered a number of unexploded ordinances.
Members of the public can contact the Royal Canadian Navy’s bomb disposal team at 1-902-441-6340 for more information on the operation.
The HMS Raleigh ran aground at Point Amour, Labrador in August 1922.