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10 years ago
Woody
While doing research on the war bond tour of U-505 and her visit to Baltimore, Maryland I found these two articles published in Baltimore Sun. I though I would share these with everyone....... Sunken German U-boat becomes state's first diving preserve By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,Sun Staff Writer | May 8, 1995 Visitors to Maryland's newest park can forget their grills and lawn chai
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10 years ago
Woody
All I started doing research and it seems some information about U-505 being in Baltimore is available. This is some highlights from article from Baltimore Sun dated June 18, 1945. The article was titled "Sailor Tours Sub He Seized" Baltimore Views U-Boat here for 7th War Loan A local man who was on the USS Chatelain toured the submarine yesterday (June 17, 1945). The German submarin
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10 years ago
Woody
Hi Derek, Thanks for responding. I like a good challenge......wish I had more free time but I'm going to start my journey and will share what I discover. The Baltimore Sun was king back then I think so I will start with them Woody
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10 years ago
Woody
I see in this posting a list of East Coast city's and no dates. Does that mean that U-505 did not stop at these ports or no information is available. I live in the Baltimore area and it would be great to get info on this topic and even photo's if she did stop at the Baltimore port.......any info would be appreciated. THX
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11 years ago
Woody
Please go to above link. It list typical provisions including drinking liquids (not specfic). I would say if beer was available some may have been carried and given to the crew under the officers direction. Most likly due to weight being a critical factor along with space requirements other drinking liquids such as apple juice and other items of this nature got provisioned rather than beer
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11 years ago
Woody
From the Times Newspaper today 19/03/08. Valentin U-boat base for sale. Dank and dark, built by slave labourers, the vast concrete complex known as Valentin on the north German coast is not exactly a des res. Germany's notorious submarine factory is, however, up for sale to anyone interested in a building with 7m-thick walls, the largest surviving bunker from the Third Reich. The
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11 years ago
Woody
Oh, guess I paid good money for what I thought was a quality and detailed model....oh well
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11 years ago
Woody
Thanks for that info.....wonder why they left that detail out as the boat looks fairly detailed
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11 years ago
Woody
Can anyone advise if the Kriegsmarine Ensign had a specfic folding procdure? If so could some provide me with that information as I have a replica and would like to properly fold it for a display with some of my other items. Thanks
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11 years ago
Woody
Simon, Can you tell me what those standouts are that you point out with red arrows? You have me wondering now. I can't say that I have ever seen them and they are not on my Fine Art Model of U-995. Thanks
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11 years ago
Woody
I just finished watching this 1970 movie and was really enjoying it up until the point the U-Boat surfaced. BOOOOO what a let down. I have seen older movies that had correct erea boats. What were the producers/film makers thinking? Also was this based on something that really happened?
Forum: Movies and Films
12 years ago
Woody
I have been following data on the discovery of these Japanse Submarines and was wondering if the Germans had anything to do with their development or better yet was any information being shared and did the Germans have any plans for simuliar submarines. The I 201 Fast attack sub was the fastest sub underwater in WWII? Is that correct? I have also heard it could stay underwater for up to 30-da
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12 years ago
Woody
This might help, something I found on the web. Credit is attached as this is not from me Article in the Saturday Telegraph and also piece about the book that has been writen on the subject. Mass surrender of Nazi U-boats documented in new book For 65 years residents of a remote Scottish village have paid heed to the wartime warning that “loose lips sink ships”. By Auslan Cram
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12 years ago
Woody
Can anyone advise if a U-Boat or Flotilla had a moose's head as the emblem?
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12 years ago
Woody
I cannot say factually but these engines were made to be overhauled not replaced. The pistons and bearings could all be repaired while the engine was inside the sub.
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12 years ago
Woody
What is the status of your movie? I was following the postings but nothing new.......
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12 years ago
Woody
I think you are correct. Now that you have said that it has come back to me because I remember trying to find that movie on DVD and it is only available on VHS. Mystery solved. Thanks
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12 years ago
Woody
Hi Robert. I don't think it was in Harms Way becuase the whole movie was about PT Boat Missions..............
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12 years ago
Woody
Several questions for our U-Boat Fans................................ 1. Any movies featuring Schnellboots? 2. Does anyone know the name of the movie (in color) with John Wayne as PT Boat Skipper in which his boat rams the pier? It is not the movie "They Were Expendable".
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12 years ago
Woody
Why don't you post a photo that might help. Also do you have any idea of the year, month and rough location this encounter took place?
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12 years ago
Woody
Can anyone advise me were I could purchase photo's of the SS Oklahoma sinking? I would like to have some of the first attack and last attack. Thanks
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13 years ago
Woody
22. U1105
Good Day, Does anyone know of any good photo's of U-1105 the Black Panther. She was rubber coated to be stealthy. Well she must have been because I cannot find any photo's other than the ones of the US Navy Blowing her up after the war during torpedo testing. Thanks
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13 years ago
Woody
Hi, Sounds like a great idea but from a business standpoint the cost of purchase and the required USCG requirements for safety, training and pilot/crew training and license not to mention insurance would be so high you probably would not make any money or recover your costs.
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13 years ago
Woody
Sorry all I made mistake. Why was U-864 carrying so much mercury and what was it to be used for?
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13 years ago
Woody
25. U-862
Why was U-862 carrying so much mercury and what was it to be used for?
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13 years ago
Woody
I could not read the article....does it say when it will be raised and any media footage?
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13 years ago
Woody
This listing (120374233281) has been removed or is no longer available. Please make sure you entered the right item number. If the listing was removed by eBay, consider it cancelled. Note: Listings that have ended more than 90 days ago will no longer appear on eBay? Did you change your mind?
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14 years ago
Woody
Been some time and just saw this. Did you get the shirts made? Any left?
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14 years ago
Woody
Hi ALEX, Look at www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net/u1105.html they have pamplhet you can get that has some photo's. Also check out the older posting of the form 10/28/2001. 7-postings with some good info you will find. They are under U-1105 The Black Panther. Good luck.....oh I would suggest painting the hull and con-tower black. leave the deck gray.
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14 years ago
Woody
30. U-558
Hi everyone....... I have asked this question before but does anyone know if the completed 1:72 scale model shown in the gallery section of U-558 returning from patrol is something you can purchase already built? Thanks Woody
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