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Old 04-25-2013, 20:01   #1
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U-Boat In Canada?

Found this on a different forum, pretty interesting stuff. Not sure it has been posted here, sorry if it has.




If true it's pretty crazy stuff.
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Old 04-25-2013, 20:16   #2
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U Boats were spotted in Mobile Bay and sank ships around the Mississippi River.

People have looked for one outside Mobile Bay in hopes it was sunk when fired upon but nothing has been found.
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Old 04-25-2013, 20:38   #3
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Why does the German Government have to agree?

If it IS a German Sub then OK, I might consult with them, but to verify that it is, they have no input.
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Old 04-25-2013, 20:52   #4
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IIRC there is a sunken U-Boat off the coast of VA or NC that was was sent to the bottom by the USCG. I remember a show on the history channel about it, for a long time it was though the CG guys were making up stories until they found the sub off the coast. Something like 25 miles or so.


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Old 04-25-2013, 20:55   #5
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Old 04-25-2013, 20:58   #6
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IIRC there is a sunken U-Boat off the coast of VA or NC that was was sent to the bottom by the USCG. I remember a show on the history channel about it, for a long time it was though the CG guys were making up stories until they found the sub off the coast. Something like 25 miles or so.


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Then there is NJ u-boat.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-869
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Old 04-25-2013, 21:03   #7
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I think was is amazing is that this one (if it is one) is 100 km up river from the ocean, or about 63 miles or so. That is pretty amazing to me.
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I am a real u-boat buff.

I don't think it would go that far deep.
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Old 04-25-2013, 21:12   #9
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I am a real u-boat buff.

I don't think it would go that far deep.
I can't see it in the video but I guess somebody can. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.

Is there much U-Boat / river history out there? I am more a Pacific Theater WWII guy so I do not know a ton about U-Boats.
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Old 04-25-2013, 21:15   #10
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I can't see it in the video but I guess somebody can. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.

Is there much U-Boat / river history out there? I am more a Pacific Theater WWII guy so I do not know a ton about U-Boats.
Not in America's river because there aren't many big targets in those rivers, unless a captain of U-boat is desperate for a kill, which I doubt.
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Old 04-25-2013, 21:16   #11
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My favorite U-Boat is definitely the 505. But that's because I grew up around Chicago and absolutely loved being able to go to the Museum of Science and Industry to see it.

I remember the upper group of Cub Scouts, or maybe it was Boy Scouts, occasionally got to spend an overnight trip inside the sub, back when they had it outside. Always wanted to do that, but they stopped doing it by the time I was old enough.
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Old 04-25-2013, 21:20   #12
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It so weird that this just came up. At 4 am this morning I was up and there was an old black and white pic on called the "49th Parallel" which was about a German U boat that got sunk in Canada while half the crew was ashore. I saw Lawrence Olivire's (sp) name in the credits. I didn't watch much of it but the film was done in 1941
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Old 04-25-2013, 21:30   #14
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There's one off the north shore of Long Island near Block Island. Still has diesel fuel coming up. HH
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Interesting viewing, I believe this happened in 2006 from my Google search. Here is an interesting link about 33 U-boats surrendering in a fjord in Scotland. Many were escorted there by the Canadian Navy, The German sailors did not want to be captured by the Russians, who ended up in possession of most of the German ports at the end of the war.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...-new-book.html
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There's one of the coast of Norway? that's full of mercury being snuck in/out of Germany. It has everyone there worried, very worried. HH
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There's one of the coast of Norway? that's full of mercury being snuck in/out of Germany. It has everyone there worried, very worried. HH
The mercury was being sent to Japan

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Just a WAG but perhaps the ship was taken inland to be scuttled and the crew get lost in Canada? Yeah, I know that sounds kind of screwy, but why the heck would a sub captain take his ship that far up a river?
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Just a WAG but perhaps the ship was taken inland to be scuttled and the crew get lost in Canada? Yeah, I know that sounds kind of screwy, but why the heck would a sub captain take his ship that far up a river?
That's what I was thinking.
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Old 04-25-2013, 23:04   #20
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Just a WAG but perhaps the ship was taken inland to be scuttled and the crew get lost in Canada? Yeah, I know that sounds kind of screwy, but why the heck would a sub captain take his ship that far up a river?
In Canada, Eh?
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:25   #21
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I can see that, Canada would be a good destination to escape the war for them
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I can't see it in the video but I guess somebody can. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.

Is there much U-Boat / river history out there? I am more a Pacific Theater WWII guy so I do not know a ton about U-Boats.
The video picture looks just like that, a video picture. The guy was talking about the sonar side scan. That would be picking up the metal outline of the Uboat, and probably shows much more the shape of the boat. Also, keep in mind that to less experienced people those pictures and videos don't look like much of anything. Usually takes an experienced operator to decipher what is being seen.

Edit: now that I think about it, I am confusing radar with sonar. But again, I think it is more an experienced operator being able to figure out the pictures.

This is all assumption on my part!

WWII history is extraordinarily fascinating. And "secrets" are still coming out about everything that was going on literally all over the world. We've heard of a lot of the "locked away for 50 years" secrets that have been coming out now, it will be interesting to learn about the "lock away for 100 years" secrets that might come out 30-40 years from now.
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Those wily Canadians were fiddling with all sorts of German submarines during World War II. When I'm in Saint Johns, Newfoundland, I hang at the Crow's Nest Officer's Club. The periscope of U190 is mounted there, extending through the roof, so you can plot your attack on shipping in the harbor. I become better at it after my second Scotch.

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WWII history is extraordinarily fascinating. And "secrets" are still coming out about everything that was going on literally all over the world. We've heard of a lot of the "locked away for 50 years" secrets that have been coming out now, it will be interesting to learn about the "lock away for 100 years" secrets that might come out 30-40 years from now.

One recently unlocked secret - Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is in reality the son of Adolf Hitler!!!!































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There's one off the coast of Aruba that you can view from a glass bottom boat.
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