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Sunk U-Boat Found in Great Lakes. Honest.

Discussion in 'Atlantic Naval Conflict' started by KodiakBeer, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. KodiakBeer

    KodiakBeer Member

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    A quick search doesn't show any other threads on this, so I hope this isn't a repeat topic in some other sub sub-forum. The story isn't dated so it may not be 'new' news to our naval guys. It's sure new to me!

    We always have a good laugh about the unlikely places that supposedly hold dead U-boats. The Colorado River immediately comes to mind, the Mississippi, etc. And it's always tied to lost treasures or escaped Nazi luminaries or other tinfoil hat nonsense.

    It's always laughable, until... now. UX-791 has been found in Lake Ontario. It was an experimental U-1200 model that was thought lost in the St. Lawrence River estuary in 1943, but has just been found over 800 miles upstream in Lake Ontario. That. Is. Incredible. This boat would have traveled up the river (perhaps the busiest shipping area in the world, at that time), past Quebec city, past Montreal, the outskirts of Ottawa and the associated industrial and port zones associated with all those places, and with the vast wartime shipping traffic along that same river.

    https://niume.com/pages/post/?postID=87459
     
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    KodiakBeer Member

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    Never mind! Snopes says this a well crafted hoax with no basis in fact at all. I took the bait - sorry!
     
  3. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Is this where we have the ritual defrocking? You know, tearing off all his badges, stripes, bits and bob's , break his mouse over the knee, turn our backs and make him walk alone and humiliated out the gate?
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Just award him a Silver Gotcha.

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  5. KodiakBeer

    KodiakBeer Member

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    You could stop my grog ration...
     
  6. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    Worse yet -- we'll send him back to Alaska!
     
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    NOOOoooooo!!!!!
     
  8. KodiakBeer

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    Alaska will be fine if the sentence corresponds with the salmon run or caribou season.
     
  9. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    We have all fallen over a too good to be true internet tidbit.
     
  10. Takao

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    The fact that they were using a photo of a rusty November class Russian submarine was a huge red flag...
     
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    Reminds me of the AE2...Australia's first submarine in WW1...Stoker (Bram Stoker's nephew) put his hand up to go on a suicide mission to get into the sea of Mamara and run amok!
    She had to go up a long waterway no more than a 100 feet wide, with guns on both sides pointing into the river...sitting, moving, sitting, moving...she made it into the sea of Mamara...she was shot at along the way and her radio mast was damaged and couldn't get a message through that they had made it...so they were thought lost.
     
  12. Takao

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    Since we are on the topic...

    What ever happened with that supposed U-Boat that was "found" in the Churchill River, Labrador, Canada, back in 2012?
     
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    gtblackwell Well-Known Member Patron  

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    I think Otto bought it with funds earmarked for the server upgrade.

    Keith, do not feel bad, my first thought was how did it get through all those locks ! My conclusion , they stayed on the surface flying a Danish flag and the Kanucks and Yankees did not know the difference........................................as if I would ! :)
     
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    I could be wrong, but I don't think you hit any locks until the pass from Lake Ontario to Erie. I'm from that general Great Lakes region and that's one of the thoughts that passed through my mind. I wouldn't know a November class Russki from a Uboat even when I'm sober.

    The story sounded just plausible enough to be true, and with enough arcane details on the actual boat to nudge it over any doubts.

    It's a well done hoax methinks, so kudos to whoever created it!
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Is this where we break his keyboard in half, throw half of it out gate of the fort and then he then walks out, picks it up and looks at it all steely-eyed?
     
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    I don't do steely-eyed, would shaking my tiny fist at the sky do?
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Well, with all the not-so-subtle allusions, this was bound to be posted by someone.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXlUS5-ag_g
     
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    Who was comander ???

    i cheked udoat.net and ubootarchiv.de,

    but no entry found ...

    any picture of remains of Fallen matrosen ???
     
  19. Takao

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    The article is a "joke".
    http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/ makes up fake news stories that sound believable, but are completely false.

    Another, better known fake news site is: http://www.theonion.com/
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    You're going to have work on the steely-eye. Maybe start with aluminumy-eyed or coppery-eyed. Brassy-eyed is an option, too.
     

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