Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by Ebar, Oct 22, 2007.
From the BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/engl ... 055951.stm
Very interesting. Be sure to keep us posted.
I personally don't dig the idea of cutting it into three sections and leaving it that way.
I think that they're going to reassemble her after they get her to her new home.
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.
The idea seems to be that then people can see inside without actually having to go inside and fiddle with it.
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.
I stand corrected; they are not goiong to reassemble her. I wonder whose brainstorm this idea was? :roll:
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.
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!
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.
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
Yeah, that's a valid point. Just how safe is a vessel that spent 40 years on the ocean floor?
I'd put her back together and restore the outside.That would be impressive enough for me.
Yeah, but someone would start complaining about how no one was allowed aboard. :roll:
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 ...