Interesting find! I hope they treat them like war-graves and disturb them as little as possible.
posted on 07/21/2013 10:51:24 AM PDT
“Dunkley is an underwater archeologist...”
A proper name for one.
posted on 07/21/2013 10:55:26 AM PDT
(if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
I believe the subs were scuttled in defiance of the surrender conditions.
posted on 07/21/2013 10:59:34 AM PDT
(Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
not ancient but still interesting.
posted on 07/21/2013 10:59:59 AM PDT
(The Blue Dog is Stupid)
I'm somewhat confused. IIRC..at the end of WW I, U-boats still at sea were ordered to surface, fly a black flag, and proceed to the nearest British port. Many were later grouped together and sunk/scuttled by the Royal Navy, which is why they are being found in such close proximity to each other.
As an aside, for those who might be interested, by far the best novel of U boat warfare in WW II is Nicholas' Monserrat's "The Cruel Sea." Long out of print, it's available on Kindle, and worth it. A superb read. The description, at the end, of the U-boats surfacing and surrendering, is magnificent writing.
posted on 07/21/2013 11:02:08 AM PDT
(Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
They are graves, and they should not be disturbed unless it is to bring these brave submariners home.
posted on 07/21/2013 11:02:19 AM PDT
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
While I can see the value in exploring and preserving historically significant sunken ships such as the USS Monitor or the CSS Hunley, is there that much to be gained by exploring these submarines that are presumably well documented in their construction? These are war graves and should just be left in peace.
posted on 07/21/2013 11:05:10 AM PDT
by The Great RJ
When I was a child, if someone was to ask be what I wanted to be when I grow up, I always said an archeologist.
Now in my old age, the only difference between and archeologist and a grave robber is one has a license.
posted on 07/21/2013 11:06:53 AM PDT
by American in Israel
(A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
Oh Yeah, they will.
posted on 07/21/2013 12:00:25 PM PDT
The Germans scuttled their whole fleet of war ships at Scapa Flow in Scotland. Their subs were ordered to a different location IIRC. I wonder if some of these were scuttled at that time as well although the crews wouldn’t have gone down on those.
posted on 07/21/2013 12:03:55 PM PDT
(History repeats itself because human nature is static)
To: NCDragon; zot; Interesting Times
agreed, treat as war graves, not a source for vintage bottles of german bier and sauerkraut.
posted on 07/21/2013 1:23:59 PM PDT
(Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
Good book on finding a sunken U boat is called Shadow Divers. Good read.
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