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U480 A stealth Uboat
Posted by: Bob Abella ()
Date: October 02, 2009 02:05PM

Did anyone see the discovery channel documentory about U480?
It was dived by Innes Macartney and the boat is covered in a rubber material all over which has holes in it, the rubber is laid in two layers and glued to the Uboat completley. The purpose of the rubber is to absorb the sonar from Asdic Sets and make the Uboat invisible in the water. U480 sank 5 ships in 5 days without detection in the English channel around the D-Day landings period. She was sunk on her next mission by a deep laid mine after the Britsh read her signals at Blecthly and mined the convoy route U480 had been working. They said in the documentory that another six Uboats had been covered in the rubber and were never discovered. I just wondered if anyboady has heard of this before and could name the other six Uboats or if they were the same class of boat etc.
Makes you wonder if they had done this to a type XXI the war could have been a different story.

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U480 A stealth Uboat Bob Abella 10/02/2009 02:05PM
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Re: U480 A stealth Uboat ROBERT M. 10/09/2009 11:46PM
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