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RE: Scuttling Explosives and Booby traps
Posted by: Don Baker ()
Date: August 29, 2000 01:57PM

George
The demolition charges were permanently installed on U-505 while in the yards. It is my understanding that other IX-C boats were also rigged this way.The wiring went through the various bulkheads along with other wiring runs. They were not put in place during an action, probably because there would have been little time available to do so. The charges were distributed throughout the boat, placed so as to puncture the pressure hull and cause rapid flooding in all sections of the boat but I can't tell you exactly where each charge was located.
Don B

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Scuttling Explosives and Booby traps George 08/28/2000 03:43PM
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RE: Scuttling Explosives and Booby traps George 08/29/2000 01:27PM
RE: Scuttling Explosives and Booby traps Don Baker 08/29/2000 03:35AM
RE: Scuttling Explosives and Booby traps George 08/29/2000 01:32PM
RE: Scuttling Explosives and Booby traps Don Baker 08/29/2000 01:57PM
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