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U-Boat to be saved

Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by Ebar, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. Ebar

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    Thats cool. :D
     
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    I personally don't dig the idea of cutting it into three sections and leaving it that way.
     
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    I think that they're going to reassemble her after they get her to her new home.
     
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    Not according to the article.Check it again.Who wants to see a U-Boat that's in pieces?Better than nothing I guess.Oh well,I gots tha U505 whenever I feel like seeing it. :D
     
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    The idea seems to be that then people can see inside without actually having to go inside and fiddle with it.
     
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    I would imagine getting it to where they want it means cutting it up is the only way to go. Although where it is, a platform twenty feet up (I've been to it) must have taken some doing as well.
     
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    I stand corrected; they are not goiong to reassemble her. I wonder whose brainstorm this idea was? :roll:
     
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    I guess the idea is that this way you get to actually look inside the submarine with none of the problems associated with letting the general public inside a sub - health & safety, claustraphobia, people fiddling & breaking stuff, etc etc.
     
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    What a wonderful idea!Hey guys,we get to check out a U-Boat,but lucky for us we don't have to go inside!
     
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    LOL - it does take some of the fun out of it. And you can't experience for yourself just how damn cramped the boats were.
     
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    I think damn cramped sums up in a nut shell why they're doing this. When I was there a couple of years ago the U-Boat could only be entered by arrangement. Remember she did spend 40+ years on the bottom, probably wouldn't stand up to the strain of having the masses tramp through her.


    Here's a top down pic of her

    http://web.ukonline.co.uk/gaz/aerial1.jpg
     
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    Yeah, that's a valid point. Just how safe is a vessel that spent 40 years on the ocean floor?
     
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    I'd put her back together and restore the outside.That would be impressive enough for me.
     
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    Yeah, but someone would start complaining about how no one was allowed aboard. :roll:
     
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    i like the cutaway idea , the public can get some idea of the nightmarish confinement where 52 very brave men ,lived ,worked ,slept and ate for months at a time ..while other brave men endevoured daily to kill them and usually did ...
     

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