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  • 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
    Fishupdate.com ^ | 4/2/2010 | Fishupdate.com
    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,...
  • History Channel's "Deep Sea Detecives" dive in advanced Nazi U-boat tonight at 9PM CST

    07/11/2005 2:10:37 PM PDT · by sonofatpatcher2 · 5 replies · 684+ views
    The History Channel ^ | 7/11/05 | History Channel
    The U-2513 is what's known as a Type 21 German U-boat. In the 1940s, the Type 21 was a secret weapon that threatened to change the course of two wars: WWII, and then later, the Cold War. During WWII, German hopes were riding on it, and the Allies were terrified of it. After the war, the British, Americans, and Russians couldn't wait to get their hands on it. It was a weapon that had the potential to change the balance of world power and determine the outcome of the Cold War. Join our Deep Sea Detectives, John Chatterton and Richie...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Death of Convoy PQ-17( 6/27 - 7/28, 1942) - June 29th, 2005

    06/29/2005 3:03:31 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 99 replies · 1,564+ views
    World War II Magazine | Raymond A. Denkhaus
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Japanese U-Boat I-401 is Found!

    03/21/2005 6:22:08 PM PST · by vannrox · 29 replies · 30,978+ views
    Sharkhunters ^ | 3-21-05 | VARIOUS
    I-401 is Found! 20 March 2005.....I-401 was one of three huge Japanese submarines taken by the US Navy at the end of the war, studied and eventually scuttled in deep water. This boat and her sister I-400 had watertight aircraft hangars that housed small floatplanes which were to be used for scouting. These boats were surrendered to US Navy forces at the end of the war, taken back to Hawaii to be studied then because the Soviets were demanding access to these boats, they were taken out to sea on 31 May 1946 and used as torpedo targets of USS...
  • Does Human Rights Law Apply to Terrorists?

    11/11/2004 10:34:32 AM PST · by forty_years · 20 replies · 1,085+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | November 11, 2004 | Ted Lapkin
    On November 8, 2004, a U.S. federal judge ruled that the Bush administration had improperly ignored the Geneva Conventions in establishing military commissions to try detainees at the Guantánamo Bay U.S. naval base as war criminals. Ted Lapkin's timely article delves into the complexities of the Geneva Conventions, and how much they should apply to the war on terrorism. —The Editors. From Manhattan to Mindanao, Islamist zealots draw no distinction between combatants and non-combatants. Jihadists target women, children, and the elderly without even the pretence of discrimination. In June 2004, an Al-Qaeda affiliated group distributed a video proudly documenting...
  • Nazi U-Boat found off coast of Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ, in 1991, USA and Germany had No records

    07/25/2004 1:28:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 28 replies · 8,856+ views
    U.869 (U-Who)  The Unterseeboot 869, was a Type IXC/40 German submarine. Her keel was laid down at the AG Weser shipyard in Bremen, Germany on April 5, 1943. The U-boat, commissioned on January 26, 1944, displaced 1,120 tons surfaced, 1,232 submerged, was 251.9 feet long and 22.5 feet wide. The boat was commanded entirely during her thirteen month career by Kapitaenleutnant Hellmut Neuerburg.The submarine operated in the North Atlantic area from December 8, 1944 to mid-January, 1945. Around January 19, 1945, the U.869 and the U.300 were ordered to the Gibralter area. It is unclear if the U.869 received...