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- 26-07-12, 22:12 #1
Remains of a Sunken U-Boat found in Canadian River
The possibility of a sunken U-Boat resting on the bottom of the Churchill River in Labrador over 100 kms from the ocean has the finders wanting to return to confirm their discovery. The Churchill River is located near to Goose Bay which was an important US airbase during the Second World War and is still in use today.
Apparently there are over a dozen U-Boats still unaccounted for from the War.
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 will gradually become indifferent to what goes on in the minds of other people when we acquire a knowledge of the superficial nature of their thoughts, the narrowness of their views and of the number of their errors. Whoever attaches a lot of value to their opinions of others pays them too much honour. Anon.
- 26-07-12, 22:46 #2
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- Doing a record 1.5M run in Texas while dodging bullets!
I always wondered where Clive Cussler got the ides for all his Novels! Maybe the old bugger knows something!
- 27-07-12, 00:02 #3
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No doubt his researchers etc have covered all these likely wrecks, used to like his books, now they seem to be co-written and don't quite have the same enjoyment.
- 27-07-12, 06:50 #4
Not being a submariner I wouldn't know but, if this is a U-Boat that sank in a river presumably not involved in any hostile action (there would be a record of the engagement) You'd of thought there would have been a few survivors that could have made it to the river bank or at least some wreckage or bodies.why you kikka my dog and a call it **** off?
- 27-07-12, 11:54 #5
All things are possible Blobs, if it is a boat she could have been run down by a merch. It's happened to a few of ours in the past.Sh1t shot, pumping slop.
- 27-07-12, 12:19 #6
I'm hoping it is a U - boat, and it gets some positive ID. It'll give some people closure.why you kikka my dog and a call it **** off?
- 27-07-12, 15:55 #7
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- Near Pompey
Not impossible that, if the thing is a U-boat, that it skived off to its present site at the surrender in 1945 and the bods scattered and did a runner arranging first for it to sink. After all one U-977 made it to Argentina. But diving will give us the real answer.Edmund Burke: 'Wars may be deferred .. but they cannot be wholly avoided .. to purchase present quiet, at the price of future security, is .. a cowardice of the most base and degrading nature."
Nelson: "You should hate a Frenchman as you do the devil".
- 27-07-12, 20:51 #8
On the back of his book sales Cussler's team located the long lost Confederate 'fish boat', HL HUNLEY*, lying in the silt off Charleston SC since 1863. This 8-man hand cranked submersible was the first ever s/m to sink a surface vessel in combat.
In 2000 the HUNLEY was carefully raised and now she and her artefacts are (still) under foresic-style archealogical investigations at what was the US Naval Base at Charleston.
Much respect: for him and his NUMA ilk - but particularly for all those submariners lost at sea.
Resurgam; and to quote our US S/M opposite Nos.
..for 'tis the brotherhood of the 'fins...'
*Friends of the Hunley
H. L. Hunley (submarine) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If the Internet has become the new opium of the masses then this website must be it's crack cocaine. A. N. Addict.
- 29-07-12, 20:30 #9We will gradually become indifferent to what goes on in the minds of other people when we acquire a knowledge of the superficial nature of their thoughts, the narrowness of their views and of the number of their errors. Whoever attaches a lot of value to their opinions of others pays them too much honour. Anon.