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Bizarre submersible found floating off New York: Three men arrested
Breitbart ^ | 8-03-07 | Breitbart.com

Posted on 08/03/2007 1:02:43 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary

New York authorities were questioning three men found in a bizarre submersible vessel floating just off Manhattan on Friday, according to local reports. The men were discovered early Friday near the cruise terminal in Brooklyn where the massive ocean liner The Queen Mary II is moored, ABC television reported on its website.

When asked about the incident, a police spokeswoman declined to confirm the report or provide any further information, saying only that officers were at the scene.

What the three men were doing in the vessel -- which appeared to be spherical with a circular hatch on top -- was not immediately clear.

According to ABC, there was no indication that the discovery was terror-related -- a constant fear in New York following the September 11 Al-Qaeda attacks on New York.

ABC's radio affiliate WABC reported that the vessel was equipped with oxygen tanks.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: eastriver; submersible
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To: af_vet_rr
Heck, the Hunley was safer than this thing, and that's not saying much.

I think you over state the case....
I believe the Hunley killed it's own crew three times. Neither the Turtle nor any of the replicas I have heard of ever killed anyone.

51 posted on 08/03/2007 2:31:06 PM PDT by Fraxinus (My opinion worth what you paid.)
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To: BritExPatInFla
No it doesn't. My remark was a comment on the flimsy reasons CAIR uses to threaten action so as to intimidate American citizens.

Reread that and let me know if you understand it now.

52 posted on 08/03/2007 2:32:40 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: x

Wow. Lots of memories...I wanted that baby, too.


53 posted on 08/03/2007 2:40:57 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: x
My brother and I spun quite a tall tale about our sub ...

Yeah, we'd take it down to the lake, and cruise around underwater looking at all the skinny-dippers through the periscope. And I remember the time we did a torpedo run on the Lady of the Lake....

Ah, those were the days.

54 posted on 08/03/2007 2:44:27 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Anti-Hillary

Sven, Olaf, and Dagmar up to no good?


55 posted on 08/03/2007 2:49:53 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: OCC

I did see mention in a story that it was a copy of the “Turtle”. But I do not believe the original had oxygen tanks.


56 posted on 08/03/2007 2:50:59 PM PDT by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: Anti-Hillary
More context here
57 posted on 08/03/2007 2:55:19 PM PDT by Michamilton
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To: NucSubs

“I highly doubt that.”

We will know when more facts make the news, but I can see where they would be a good idea. If it was indeed a copy of the Turtle. One of the downsides of it, and the much later confederate sub Hunley was the fact they could not stay down very long at all. At least no without a snorkel. I do wanna see more on this interesting story.


58 posted on 08/03/2007 2:55:43 PM PDT by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: OCC
You were not far off at all:
59 posted on 08/03/2007 2:56:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: evets

That’s so cool. What a great photo! Someone’s having fun for $6.98!


60 posted on 08/03/2007 3:04:57 PM PDT by demnomo
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To: Anti-Hillary
I was hoping it was going to be this:


61 posted on 08/03/2007 3:06:09 PM PDT by TheMole
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To: Bogtrotter52

Air tanks, yes. Not oxygen tanks.


62 posted on 08/03/2007 3:15:46 PM PDT by NucSubs (Rudy Giuliani 2008! Our liberal democrat is better than theirs!)
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To: Robe
FOUND WITH 3 MEN IN NY HARBOR


MISSING FROM BAGHDAD MUSEUMS


COINCIDENCE?

63 posted on 08/03/2007 3:21:27 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: NucSubs

“Air tanks, yes. Not oxygen tanks.”

I stand corrected....especially after seeing your tag name.


64 posted on 08/03/2007 3:28:53 PM PDT by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: Bogtrotter52

Oh NP buddy. Just one of those niggling little details (as an ex Bubble-head and a SCUBA diver) that drive me batty.


65 posted on 08/03/2007 3:42:54 PM PDT by NucSubs (Rudy Giuliani 2008! Our liberal democrat is better than theirs!)
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To: x

nice!


66 posted on 08/03/2007 3:47:49 PM PDT by jetson
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To: Fraxinus
The Hunley did indeed kill its crew three times, but it was a lot more sea worthy than this thing - this thing may have tried to kill it's crewmember, as they had to abandon it on its first and only run (if I remember correctly).

This reaffirms my belief that not only are the media mostly uneducated outside of learning how to speak into a camera and put on makeup, but they manage to find likeminded people.

They just had some reporter on with some guy there in NYC, and the guy was talking about how this thing could have been used to plant explosives on a ship. I'm thinking "why the hell would anybody go out and build a replica of a 230 year old wooden craft that never actually managed to do any damage to any ship, and would take weeks, if not months to build, and was not very maneuverable, when they could just spend $1000 and get a complete SCUBA outfit off of ebay and do much more damage". Hell, they could have rented a speedboat for a few hundred bucks and loaded it up and rammed it into the Queen Mary or whatever, and it would have been cheaper, easier, and more precise.

This reporter and this guy, it was the blind leading the blind (or the reporter found the only guy dumb enough to think somebody would use a replica of the Turtle in a terrorist attack and thought it would be funny to put him on the air).
67 posted on 08/03/2007 3:58:38 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: NucSubs
Oh NP buddy. Just one of those niggling little details (as an ex Bubble-head and a SCUBA diver) that drive me batty.

Not to derail, but if you get a chance, catc the 'Dirty Jobs' episode on Discovery where they had a couple of guys in Oklahoma that were noodling for catfish, and were using regular air compressors for their oxygen supply while they were down on the bottom of a lake. Redneck engineering at its finest.
68 posted on 08/03/2007 4:02:31 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: nnn0jeh; TR Jeffersonian

ping


69 posted on 08/03/2007 4:25:20 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: OCC

An earlier thread said WW II type sub. Doesn’t seem to be that.


70 posted on 08/03/2007 4:27:59 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Happiness is a down sleeping bag)
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To: x

“I always wanted to get one of these when I was a kid.”

Man! Where did you dig that up? I remember those and there was a tank that somebody sold to. Ah, the good old days.


71 posted on 08/03/2007 4:35:00 PM PDT by dljordan
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To: af_vet_rr

According to CBS news, the guy is a sub buff and was working to make a replica of the Turtle. Only he had no propulsion system of any kind.

And this guy’s day job? Tatoo Artist.


72 posted on 08/03/2007 8:44:41 PM PDT by bioqubit (bioqubit, conformity - such a common deformity)
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To: evets

You made my day!

:-)


73 posted on 08/03/2007 9:12:38 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: evets

Wow, that’s the actual sub from the 60’s comic book ad..


74 posted on 08/03/2007 9:23:48 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Please don't feed the Croco-Stimpy!)
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To: dljordan
Man! Where did you dig that up? I remember those and there was a tank that somebody sold to. Ah, the good old days.


75 posted on 08/04/2007 9:25:03 AM PDT by x
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To: Fido969
You put it together and it was a cardboard box with printing on the outside to vaguely suggest it was a submarine.

My parents told me not even to think about it. They said we'd probably drown if we got one and tried to use it.

Kind of disappointing, but I played with it for weeks.

Nice to hear the upside. If we'd known, we'd have taken a cardboard box and written "submarine" on it.

We'd probably have drowned anyway, but we'd have saved the $6.98.

76 posted on 08/04/2007 9:28:52 AM PDT by x
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To: Minnesoootan
but it would take a YEAR to save $6.98

;-)

LOL! It certainly seemed that way.

77 posted on 08/04/2007 9:30:36 AM PDT by x
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To: evets; dljordan
It was an educational toy. Kids leaned that a "working" submarine didn't have to move or go under, in, or near the water. It was enough that in someway the missiles or torpedos "worked."

Nowadays there might be some legal trouble with the ads, but 30 or 40 years ago parents would have given much -- even the princely sum of $6.98 -- to teach their children such a lesson.

Thanks for the photo, evets. I always wondered what it actually looked like.

78 posted on 08/04/2007 11:41:02 AM PDT by x
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To: x

I always wanted to get one of these when I was a kid.

When I was young, I wanted one too - had dreams of cruising around the pond/lake nearby. For years, I used to think the below was one. I couldn't understand why there were no diving planes, rudders, propellers, periscopes, or even entry hatches! I also couldn't understand why so many people had them in their back yards, when there was no body of water nearby!


79 posted on 08/28/2007 1:42:05 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (As heard on the Amish Radio Network! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1675029/posts)
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