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Nice find - For many years there was an old rusting Biber, #105, parked up in the Blockhouse Fort area, since refurbished.*

Those wee boats bore very few results and were mostly a one-way Pension Trap. Biber #90 even claimed the life of one Joachim Langsdorff (the son of Captain Hans Langsdorf formerly of the Graf Spee who topped himself after scuttling that pocket battleship.)**

* http://www.ianclarkrestoration.com/158/RNSM_Biber_105._German_WWII_Midget_Submarine/ and



**https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biber_(submarine)
 

Topstop

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Nice find - For many years there was an old rusting Biber, #105, parked up in the Blockhouse Fort area, since refurbished.*

Those wee boats bore very few results and were mostly a one-way Pension Trap. Biber #90 even claimed the life of one Joachim Langsdorff (the son of Captain Hans Langsdorf formerly of the Graf Spee who topped himself after scuttling that pocket battleship.)**

* http://www.ianclarkrestoration.com/158/RNSM_Biber_105._German_WWII_Midget_Submarine/ and



**https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biber_(submarine)
For those that prefer moving pictures.
 
^Mmmm, No Cox'n Banks? He must have been at DOLPHIN Three on that day.


( For nostalgia's sake I often use that SETT's signature 'Tap Tap pause Tap Tap' whenever knocking at someone's door...How sad must that seem?)
 

skyvet

GCM
[QUOTE="BreathingOutOnTheWayUp,


( For nostalgia's sake I often use that SETT's signature 'Tap Tap pause Tap Tap' whenever knocking at someone's door...How sad must that seem?)
[/QUOTE]
Not sad at all Bob! Happy memories!

ps : I'm ready in the 60' lock ;)
 

WreckerL

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[QUOTE="BreathingOutOnTheWayUp,


( For nostalgia's sake I often use that SETT's signature 'Tap Tap pause Tap Tap' whenever knocking at someone's door...How sad must that seem?)
Not sad at all Bob! Happy memories!

ps : I'm ready in the 60' lock ;)
[/QUOTE]
Best you "take a gooood, deeeep breath " :)
 

skyvet

GCM
[QUOTE="WreckerL, Best you "take a gooood, deeeep breath " :)
[/QUOTE]

At my age, any size breath is considered a success :D
 
Thoughts on this anyone?
IIRC you were down there ATT so what are/were your thoughts?

Regret I wasn't but for starters the Title alone merits the inclusion of this regurgitated tale at another thread, eg: https://www.navy-net.co.uk/community/threads/the-random-thread-of-bollocks-nsfw.

PS One comment about this inflated tale from a day ago includes: '...AFAIK the only British subs down there were nuclear powered, diesels would not have had the legs to get there...' That commentator failed his homework, knowing nothing about our SSK HMS ONYX's SA adventures; mini-version here:

http://rnsubs.co.uk/articles/service/falklands.html *


IMHO The RN's ASW threat was attended to. A shabby old conventional boat, with a brave but second eleven crew & duff torpedoes, running circles around the Task Force? Hardly.


*At Blockhouse for ONYX's delayed homecoming & privileged to be among the select audience for the post-patrol presentation by her CO there a few days later.

Further Reading? Plenty of publications around, including this freebie from the USN's War College of Feb 1994:

'S/M Ops during the Falklands War' https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a279554.pdf
 

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