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RedTerex
09-02-2004, 09:24 PM
The link below will take you to a site where with the use of flash animations you can view the remains of U-869 that was discovered in 1991.
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostsub/tour.html# (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostsub/tour.html#)

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RedTerex
09-02-2004, 09:24 PM
The link below will take you to a site where with the use of flash animations you can view the remains of U-869 that was discovered in 1991.
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostsub/tour.html# (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostsub/tour.html#)

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SailorSteve
09-02-2004, 09:53 PM
Funny thing: I have the NOVA site bookmarked, and I've read all the airplane stuff, but I never noticed the sub article, and it's a good one. Thanks for the heads-up.

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RedTerex
09-02-2004, 10:00 PM
I've been doing some surfing tonight and have found a beaut of a picture.
Its of the bow of a destroyer after ramming U-66, and its bent...big time LOL.

http://www.uboatarchive.net/U-66.htm

Imagine the impact on that !

Incidently gentlemen, www.uboatarchive.net (http://www.uboatarchive.net) has an abundance of info on U-boats, as the title suggests.

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Noline72
09-03-2004, 09:31 AM
you can also see the story of finding the U869 on national geographic channel

NavyRM2
09-03-2004, 08:39 PM
I recently read the book "Shadow Divers" by Robert Kurson. It is the full story about finding Hitler's lost U-869 and goes into very interesting detail. It is extremely well done and I just couldn't put the book down it was so terrific and would recommend it to anyone. If you only read one book a year like I do, this is a must. I found Amazon had the best price.

Glen

DSK_Kaleu_Kusch
10-31-2004, 11:35 AM
it may be noteworthy that during those 6 years of investigation, there were some wild speculations as to why excactly a large sub shipped close to the US west coast while had been officially ordered to Gibraltar at that time (Feb. 1945, only 2 months left of WWII)
One theory now refuted was that some defectors tried to contact US diplomats to negotiate peace and they used a big sub in order to transport some secret goods. It is known that the notorious "last U-boat" to Japan shipped uranium and a an advanced jet fighter also there were guys like Rudolf Hess who went one self-appointed missions to pursue their own line of politics.
it was researched that U-869 was radioed by HQ but appearantly just could not receive the signal that rerouted it to Gibraltar. So it just carried on its presumed mission in the location were it was found eventually.

altstiff
11-02-2004, 11:58 PM
Thanks for the link and the thanks to the other posters.

Very interesting stuff indeed.

HelicalPropwash
11-03-2004, 01:22 AM
Thanks for the heads up, guys.