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  • Missing sub rumored to have brought Nazis to South America discovered

    04/19/2018 10:55:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | April 18, 2018 | 1:08pm | By Jon Lockett, The Sun
    The missing submarine was found off the coast of Denmark. Sea War Museum Jutland _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A missing German submarine said to have taken the defeated Nazi leadership to South America has been discovered after being lost at sea for nearly 73 years. The U-3523 was one of Hitler’s Type XXI submarines – a new and highly advanced design which came too late to stop an allied victory. It was the first class of U-boats designed to sail submerged for a prolonged period of time and had a range which allowed it to sail non-stop to South America. The U-3523...
  • German WW-1 U-boat found off Belgian coast

    09/19/2017 8:23:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | 09-19-2017 | Staff
    The wreck of a German submarine that sank during World War One has been found in the North Sea and officials believe 23 bodies may be inside it. The type UB-II submarine is said to be in good condition, lying at a depth of 30m (100ft) off the Belgian coast. "The submarine is in such good condition that we reckon all the bodies are still on board," said West Flanders Governor Carl Decaluwé. The vessel is thought to have been sunk by a mine. Mr Decaluwé told reporters on Tuesday that the location of the wreck was being kept under...
  • The Toilet that Sank the U-1206

    08/08/2016 9:14:58 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    Neatorama ^ | April 28, 2014
    The following is an article from Uncle John's Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader. The submarine may never be as famous as the Titanic, but the uncanny story of how -and why- it sank has earned it a place in the Uncle John’s Stall of Fame.
  • Adolf Hitler's 'lost fleet' found in Black Sea (U-Boats had been carried 2,000 miles overland)

    02/02/2008 8:20:19 PM PST · by Stoat · 61 replies · 2,551+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | February 3, 2008 | Jasper Copping
    Adolf Hitler's 'lost fleet' found in Black Sea By Jasper Copping  Last Updated: 2:36am GMT 03/02/2008     The final resting place of three German U-boats, nicknamed "Hitler's lost fleet", has been found at the bottom of the Black Sea. The submarines had been carried 2,000 miles overland from Germany to attack Russian shipping during the Second World War, but were scuttled as the war neared its end. Now, more than 60 years on, explorers have located the flotilla of three submarines off the coast of Turkey.   On the road: One of the U-boats being taken to Ingolstadt  ...
  • Riddle of Lusitania sinking may finally be solved

    07/23/2008 1:00:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 212 replies · 1,867+ views
    American entrepreneur Gregg Bemis finally gets courts go-ahead to explore the wreck off IrelandIt is the best known shipwreck lying on the Irish seabed, but it is only today that the owner of the Lusitania will finally begin the first extensive visual documentation of the luxury liner that sank 93 years ago. Gregg Bemis, who bought the remains of the vessel for £1,000 from former partners in a diving business in 1968, has been granted an imaging licence by the Department of the Environment. This allows him to photograph and film the entire structure, and should allow him to produce...
  • German Sub Sank the Titanic!

    08/21/2002 10:12:24 PM PDT · by vikingchick · 120 replies · 650+ views
    National Examiner (tabloid) | Aug. 27, 2002 | Dr. Franklin Ruehl, PhD.
    Shocking New Theory! The Titanic was sunk by a German submarine, not an iceberg, stunning new evidence reveals. "The one thing people think they know about the Titanic is that she struck an iceberg," says David Roberts, an historian with the Merseyside Maritime Museum in England. "However, based on survivor testimony, we can't necessarily make that assumption. In fact, when we look at the evidence, the only thing we can take for granted is that the Titanic skimmed past the iceberg, barely making contact with it. "Subprofiler images of the Titanic's hull have now proven that the damage she sustained...
  • Gulf camera reveals site of WWII sinking of SS Robert E. Lee, German U-boat

    07/14/2014 12:50:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2014 | Heather Alexander
    ........[The] SS Robert E. Lee was carrying survivors from sister ships torpedoed in the Gulf, from Trinidad to New Orleans. On the June 30,1942, as it reached just 25 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River, a German torpedo hit. According to historical accounts, a lookout spotted the torpedo coming in and alerted the steamer's escort, the American submarine chaser USS PC-566. The sub immediately began dropping depth charges. The German U-boat, U-166, which launched the attack, was sunk with no survivors. Its wreck cannot be disturbed, now protected as a war grave for the 52 crew lost. On...
  • Historical Photo: Section of German WWI Submarine Being Pulled Through New York City (1918)

    1918: Amanda Uren - Pulling a section of a submarine through New York City
  • Explorers find downed German U-Boat off Massachusetts nearly 70 years after it sank

    07/28/2012 7:56:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Fox News via AP ^ | 07/27/12 | AP
    Divers have discovered a World War II-era German submarine nearly 70 years after it sank under withering U.S. attack in waters off Nantucket. The U-550 was found Monday by a privately funded group organized by New Jersey lawyer Joe Mazraani. It was the second trip in two years to the site by the team, some of whom had been searching for the lost U-boat for two decades. Using side-scan sonar, the seven-man team located the wreck listing to its side in deep water about 70 miles south of Nantucket. Sonar operator Garry Kozak said he spotted the 252-foot submarine during...
  • Search team returning to Churchill River... sonar images showing suspected Nazi submarine

    07/27/2012 6:48:39 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | July 26, 2012 | Jake Edmiston
    Until this week, proof of a sunken Nazi submarine in Labrador was confined to old rumours of dark shadows in the Churchill River. The stories go back decades, suggesting that German U-boats had snaked along the river bottom and deep into Labrador. Now newly released sonar images depicting a mysterious submerged shape near Happy Valley-Goose Bay have generated excitement among those who believe the old tales and skepticism among those who don’t.
  • German U-boat Found 100 Kilometers Inland in Labrador

    07/27/2012 8:01:04 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 36 replies
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | July 25, 2012 | CBC News
    An important piece of history from the Second World War may be sitting in a river in Labrador. Searchers believe they've found a German U-boat buried in the sand on the bottom of the Churchill River. The discovery has yet to be authenticated. Two years ago, searchers scoured the bottom of the Churchill River with side-scanning sonar. They were looking for three men lost over Muskrat Falls. When they reviewed the footage from that search, they made an unexpected discovery. "We were looking for something completely different, not a submarine, not a U-boat — I mean, no one would ever...
  • Brazilian researchers find WWII German submarine

    07/16/2011 6:08:27 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    LasVegasSun ^ | July 15, 2011
    -excerpt- Friday's statement says American planes sank the submarine on July 19, 1943.
  • Dutch navy finds sunken(WWI)German submarine

    03/16/2011 6:45:28 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 21 replies
    AP-Forbes ^ | March 16, 2011
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The Dutch navy says it has discovered the sunken wreck of a German World War I submarine off the island of Terschelling and will designate it a war grave. The submarine was first discovered in October 2009, but the find was only announced Wednesday after the Dutch Defense Ministry authorities confirmed its identity with German authorities. The Dutch navy initially believed the wreck was a Dutch submarine, 0-13, that went missing during World War II, but divers and remote cameras later confirmed it was the U-106.
  • Tar Balls of Virginia Beach

    07/18/2010 2:51:40 PM PDT · by jay1949 · 6 replies
    Backcountry Notes ^ | July 18, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    When we were kids, our family moved to Norfolk, Virginia, and beginning in 1956 we frequently visited Virginia Beach, building sandcastles and chasing sand fleas in the surf. From time to time we would find tar balls on the beach -- not many, and usually they turned up following a storm. The tar balls of Virginia Beach were relics of the early years of World War II. In 1942, a largely-hidden marine war took place off the shores of the Carolinas and Virginia as German U-boats lay in wait for unprotected merchant shipping northbound from the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Norwegians to raise submarine

    04/02/2010 8:03:15 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 43 replies · 1,302+ views ^ | 4/2/2010 |
    The Norwegian Government has announced that the wreck of the WW2 German submarine U-864, which contains 65 tons of mercury, is to be raised, and that the contaminated seabed be covered with clean sand. The submarine, which lies off the Norwegian west coast near Fedje, north of Bergen, has long been considered an environmental hazard by environmental groups and local people. However, experts have disagreed on whether or not the wreck should be raised or if it would be better to build a sarcophagus which would isolate the mercury from the marine environment, thereby eliminating the pollution hazard. Head of...
  • Aboard the 'INS Dolphin'

    09/30/2009 3:30:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies · 565+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 24, 2009 | Yaakov Katz
    Aboard the 'INS Dolphin' Sep. 24, 2009 yaakov katz, reporting from the mediterranean sea , THE JERUSALEM POST 'Dive, dive, dive," yells Cmdr. M. into a loudspeaker that rattles throughout the navy's Dolphin submarine. A second later, the helmsman pushes hard on the vessel's steering system as the submarine dips into a 45-degree angle and descends to almost 300 meters below the choppy Mediterranean. The submarine is on a routine training exercise a few dozen kilometers off Haifa and the 40-man crew is extinguishing fake fires that erupt in the engine room while searching for leaks among the thousands of...
  • Survivor of U-boat attack is laid to rest in sunken battleship in which 800 of his comrades died

    10/15/2008 7:02:54 AM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 16 replies · 1,058+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15th October 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A war veteran who survived a terrifying U-boat attack that killed more than 800 has had his dying wish granted as his ashes were laid to rest in the sunken ship. Royal Navy divers placed the wooden casket containing the remains of Flight Sergeant Fernleigh Judge in the hull of HMS Royal Oak, which lies 90ft beneath the waves of Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands. The 29,000-tonne dreadnought went down after being struck by a salvo of torpedoes which scored three perfect hits on the night of October 14, 1939. It was the first battleship to be lost in...
  • Sunken U-boat draws divers

    05/09/2007 3:05:28 AM PDT · by the right reverend · 6 replies · 1,334+ views
    The Daily News, Jacksonville, NC ^ | May 9, 2007 - 12:00AM | JANNETTE PIPPIN
    When Heinz Richter visits the Olympus Dive Center in Morehead City, he talks personally about a wreck site that brings many divers to the area. But he stops short of taking the dive with them. Richter's last trip to the ocean's bottom was 65 years ago today, when the German U-boat on which he served was sunk off the coast of North Carolina. He isn't interested in going back. "One dive was enough for me," Richter chuckled.
  • Norway to Encase Sunken German WWII Sub

    02/13/2007 4:22:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 34 replies · 1,050+ views
    Norway -- A German submarine that was sunk off Norway at the end of World War II will be buried in special sand to protect the coastline from its cargo of toxic mercury, the government announced Tuesday. The U-864 submarine, which was found by the Royal Norwegian Navy in March 2003, is believed to have about 70 tons of mercury on board. Despite demands from local villagers to remove the mercury, Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Dag Terje Andersen said the government was following expert recommendations to instead bury the sub in sand and stone.
  • Norway Threatened by WWII-Era Submarine

    12/20/2006 12:49:16 PM PST · by SmithL · 48 replies · 2,004+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/20/6 | DOUG MELLGREN
    OSLO -- More than 60 years after being torpedoed by the British navy, a Nazi submarine built to threaten allied ships continues to spread fear off the coast of Norway. The rusting wreckage of the U-864, sunk in a desperate mission to supply Japan with advanced weapons technology, now poses a major environmental threat due to its poisonous cargo: 70 tons of mercury. Residents on the tiny island of Fedje, located in the North Sea on roughly the same latitude as Scotland's Shetland Islands, want the sub removed. But authorities fear a salvage operation could result in a catastrophic spill,...