One the 50th anniversary of Donald Campbell’s fatal last day we take a look at the restoration project of the BlueBird now underway.
The wreckage of Campbell’s craft was recovered by Bill Smith and his team of divers on the 8th of March 2001. That was approximately 13 and a 1/2 years ago as of today’s date (August 2014). In fact Royal Navy divers located the sunken hull in 1967, but could not find DC. At that time the nation was in shock, and no member of the family pushed for recovery such that the hull rested in peace for 34 years before curiosity got the better of locals.