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  • Germany's entire submarine fleet is now out of action

    10/20/2017 8:46:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/21/2017
    BERLIN (AP) — All of Germany's six submarines are out of action, and the country's defense minister isn't happy about it. The Kieler Nachrichten newspaper reports that four U-boats are being serviced in boatyards while two others are waiting for a berth. Asked how Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen views the temporary loss of the underwater fleet, her spokesman said Friday that "this is obviously not a good situation." Jens Flosdorff told reporters in Berlin that "we would hope the mission readiness was higher, but sometimes with technology the devil is in the detail."
  • Seabed Scanning for East Anglian windfarm reveals Uncharted WWI German Submarine

    01/25/2016 1:05:03 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 57 replies
    ScottishPower Renewables ^ | January 21, 2016 | unattributed
    Whilst undertaking detailed seabed scanning for the development of windfarm projects in the East Anglia Zone, off the coast of Norfolk and Suffolk, windfarm developers ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) and Vattenfall uncovered something they weren't expecting -- an 'uncharted' wreck of a WWI German submarine, missing in action since 1915... SPR and Vattenfall used advanced sonar technology to scan over 6,000km2 of the seabed in the Southern North Sea over two years, which is nearly 4 times the size of Greater London (1,583km2). This work is critical to understand seabed conditions, and allow the companies to design the layout of their...
  • German Sub Sank the Titanic!

    08/21/2002 10:12:24 PM PDT · by vikingchick · 120 replies · 650+ views
    National Examiner (tabloid) | Aug. 27, 2002 | Dr. Franklin Ruehl, PhD.
    Shocking New Theory! The Titanic was sunk by a German submarine, not an iceberg, stunning new evidence reveals. "The one thing people think they know about the Titanic is that she struck an iceberg," says David Roberts, an historian with the Merseyside Maritime Museum in England. "However, based on survivor testimony, we can't necessarily make that assumption. In fact, when we look at the evidence, the only thing we can take for granted is that the Titanic skimmed past the iceberg, barely making contact with it. "Subprofiler images of the Titanic's hull have now proven that the damage she sustained...
  • Riddle of Lusitania sinking may finally be solved

    07/23/2008 1:00:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 212 replies · 1,867+ views
    American entrepreneur Gregg Bemis finally gets courts go-ahead to explore the wreck off IrelandIt is the best known shipwreck lying on the Irish seabed, but it is only today that the owner of the Lusitania will finally begin the first extensive visual documentation of the luxury liner that sank 93 years ago. Gregg Bemis, who bought the remains of the vessel for £1,000 from former partners in a diving business in 1968, has been granted an imaging licence by the Department of the Environment. This allows him to photograph and film the entire structure, and should allow him to produce...
  • How Hitler's 'invincible' wolves of the ocean were captured in secret on Scots sea loch

    05/15/2010 9:36:15 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 47 replies · 2,343+ views
    The Daily Record ^ | 5/15/2010 | Grace Macaskill
    THEY were Hilter's biggest threat to Britain. But the first time Scots naval officer John MacDonald set eyes on some of Germany's mighty U-boat fleet, they were just a vast, impotent armada. John was one of the few witnesses to the enemy's "grey wolves" surrendering in a secret operation on the remote sea loch of Eriboll in Sutherland. On May 20, 1945, he watched in amazement from an island mail boat as the Nazi submarines slowly surfaced in the 10-mile-long loch, their periscopes displaying black flags of submission. Operation Daylight was one of the most unusual episodes at the end...
  • Adolf Hitler's 'lost fleet' found in Black Sea (U-Boats had been carried 2,000 miles overland)

    02/02/2008 8:20:19 PM PST · by Stoat · 61 replies · 2,551+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | February 3, 2008 | Jasper Copping
    Adolf Hitler's 'lost fleet' found in Black Sea By Jasper Copping  Last Updated: 2:36am GMT 03/02/2008     The final resting place of three German U-boats, nicknamed "Hitler's lost fleet", has been found at the bottom of the Black Sea. The submarines had been carried 2,000 miles overland from Germany to attack Russian shipping during the Second World War, but were scuttled as the war neared its end. Now, more than 60 years on, explorers have located the flotilla of three submarines off the coast of Turkey.   On the road: One of the U-boats being taken to Ingolstadt  ...
  • A Few of FR's Finest..Every Day..02-6,7-07..WW2: The War, The Era, The Monument, The FReeper Vets

    02/05/2007 10:42:45 PM PST · by DollyCali · 219 replies · 3,343+ views
    February 6, 2007 | Dolly Howard
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Isadore Stessel - US Navy Blimp K-74 (7/18/1943) - Oct. 20th, 2004

    10/19/2004 10:28:37 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 76 replies · 4,132+ views
    www.goldcoast-railroad.org ^ | March-April, 1997 | YNC Anthony Attwood - Naval Aviation News
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. Welcome to "Warrior Wednesday" Where the Freeper Foxhole introduces a different...
  • Gore, Dean, and Kennedy: Their Speech Instructor!

    06/07/2004 12:11:05 PM PDT · by texson66 · 31 replies · 284+ views
    Self | 7 June 04 | Texson66
    Driving home from work last Friday ( 4 June 04), I heard Sean Hannity playing some of the Democrats' speeches (Gore, Kennedy, and Dean) from the last few months. Sean and Gingrich (his guest) analyzed the false logic in the speeches, but it was the tone, the hatefulness, and pace of the delivery of the speeche that really caught my attention. The longer I listened the more I think they all had taken speech instructions from Hitler!
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of the Atlantic - (1939 -1945) - July 1st, 2003

    06/30/2003 11:59:39 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 87 replies · 2,025+ views
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle for Torpedo Junction (1942) - May 20th, 2003

    05/20/2003 5:35:30 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 104 replies · 8,045+ views
    The Island Breeze ^ | December 2000 | Kevin Duffus
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...