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  1. Moscow

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    Hello.

    1. Your Name and Forum Member Name: Mike Najera
    2. Age: How long have you been on this planet? 49 years How long have you been interested in WWII? 2 decades
    3. Origins: Where are you from? MI but live in PA
    4. Historical Interest: What areas of WWII are you interested in? everything, esp. intelligence gathering/code breaking What would you like to know more about? everything What are your areas of knowledge, and what can you help other with? areas of knowledge regarding WW2: not very knowledgeable in any area
    5. Hobbies: What sort of Hobbies do you have? world of warcraft and true crime Are any related to World War II? read a book about the war from time to time Wargaming? Video-games? Memorabilia? Visiting historic sites? if the opportunity presents itself, then yes, absolutely
    6. Miscellaneous: Anything else you'd like to share with us? I saw an article on how the Tirpitz is still giving Norway problems, so I tried to find the wreck on google maps. I think I found the spot, but did not see the wreck. So, decided to find a WW2 site with forums to ask if anyone has the coordinates.

     
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    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome to the forums, Mike!
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Hi Mike. Glad to have you. Ask any questions and we'll try to help. Add what you can.
     
  7. Moscow

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    Thank you for the welcomes, I appreciate it :)

    Mike
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Rich A. in Pa.
     
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    Welcome to the Forums Mike! You'll learn a lot around here.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    Oh, and if you're looking for Tirpitz herself, she was salvaged after the war.
     
  12. Moscow

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    Op, I am under the impression that the superstructure is still in the water as the hull has been cut up. I found a web site showing pictures of where she lay and there is a structure (according to the caption) on top of the wreck, for crews to work off of, for salvaging.

    Going to find the site...

    Tirpitz - Håkøy, near Tromsø, Norway - Then & Now

    The caption under the 8th photo makes me think the captioner thinks part of the wreck is still there. But then again, why do we see the platform and none of the wreck? I shall dig deeper...
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    From what I can tell, some of the wreck remains, though, very little. I watched this video:

    and at the 8:29 mark, it shows a sunken ship in the water, calling it out as the Tirpitz.

    Hopefully this link works:
    Google Earth

    If this google earth map shows you what I want it to show you, then I'd like to read your thoughts -- In the water, there are dark areas that I find follow the same pattern. I see a shadow in the middle of the screen that I think could be a ship based on its shape, location, and because it runs in a different direction than the large dark areas.
     
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    Inconclusive, I think. The remains would be covered by mud by now so we wouldn't see a clear silhouette. And as noted above, the bow is that would be there, exactly how much of the bow is uncertain.
     

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