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(Tacoma News Tribune)   There once was a U-boat at Nantucket | which made a tanker skyrocket | a torpedo did run | the hunt was begun | until the crew decided to scuttle it   (thenewstribune.com) divider line 40
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2012-07-28 08:47:25 AM  
Worst. Limerick. Evar.
 
2012-07-28 09:37:43 AM  
Did we green this just so we can all make fun of Subby?
 
2012-07-28 09:39:37 AM  
Anybody hear any knocking yet?
 
2012-07-28 09:42:39 AM  
They should have used one ping only.
 
2012-07-28 09:44:49 AM  
Sunken U-Boat trifecta in play?
 
2012-07-28 09:46:40 AM  
Time to install Silent Hunter 3 and GWX mod, again.
 
2012-07-28 09:51:23 AM  
I can't believe they had the gall
to call that a limerick at all.
The meter and rhyme
all suck ass big time.
The mods, again, have dropped the ball.
 
2012-07-28 09:51:29 AM  
Methinks
This limerick stinks
Why the Mods said yes
is only my guess
subby must of stuck one in the pink
 
2012-07-28 09:51:30 AM  
yeah that limerick didn't work, subby.
 
2012-07-28 09:51:34 AM  
Paging MaxxLarge to thread 7237567, your limerick correction abilities are requested.
 
2012-07-28 09:56:07 AM  

LazarusLong42: Did we green this just so we can all make fun of Subby?


Must be, because that limerick is bloody awful.

The headline I saw on this story indicated that the U-Boat was "discovered", and then went on to tell how it was sunk. IF you are aware the u-boat was sunk, and know when and where it was initially sunk, how the hell can you "discover" it? I already knew it was there after all.
 
2012-07-28 09:59:15 AM  
There once was a sub near nantucket
A nearby depth charge harshly struck it
The sailors got scared
For the sub no one cared
They then set the destruct and said fark it
 
2012-07-28 09:59:20 AM  

Random Discord: LazarusLong42: Did we green this just so we can all make fun of Subby?

Must be, because that limerick is bloody awful.

The headline I saw on this story indicated that the U-Boat was "discovered", and then went on to tell how it was sunk. IF you are aware the u-boat was sunk, and know when and where it was initially sunk, how the hell can you "discover" it? I already knew it was there after all.


I know there are millions of ounces of gold on the ocean floor off Nome, Alaska.
It's mine since I know it's there, right?

/Massive logic fail.
 
2012-07-28 09:59:40 AM  
Meter fail = -1
 
2012-07-28 09:59:47 AM  

Gough: Sunken U-Boat trifecta in play?


Was there another recently?
 
2012-07-28 10:00:53 AM  
s1.jrnl.ie

6 months! Next case.
 
2012-07-28 10:06:28 AM  

LordOfThePings: [s1.jrnl.ie image 390x285]

6 months! Next case.


Sign needs to say it in Irish, too. "Príosún Luimnigh" according to Google.
 
2012-07-28 10:07:35 AM  
There once was a subtard on fark/ whose mom was gangbanged in the park/ the mods cuz they're mean/ gave subby this green/ so we could all point, and laugh.
 
2012-07-28 10:21:15 AM  

JohnAnnArbor: Gough: Sunken U-Boat trifecta in play?

Was there another recently?


Yesterday, about the possibility of one in a river in Labrador....
 
2012-07-28 10:47:07 AM  
i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-28 10:53:46 AM  
Definately not a MaxxLarge headline.
 
2012-07-28 11:21:24 AM  
Sure he is keeping the location a secret. It's going to be his own private dive site. Thatvua untill someone blabs. And I know those guys will blab.

Can't be as deep as he is implying. At least has to be at Northwest dive depth. Otherwise he would give it away to anyone who asked. (Except for fisherman)
 
2012-07-28 11:48:22 AM  
Media is leaving out part of the story. See below (source link)

There is a grisly postscript to the sinking of the U-550. According to the Eastern Sea Frontier's War Diary account of the sinking of the U-550, some of the crew actually survived the sinking and were trapped in a forward compartment of the U-boat. The survivors apparently attempted to escape from the U-boat as it lay on the ocean floor using their escape lungs. At 1515 on 5 May 1944, the Coastal Picket Patrol CGR 3082 recovered a body from the sea in 39° 51' North x 71° 58' West, about 93 miles ESE of Ambrose. The body was clothed in a German-type life jacket. From the markings on his clothing it was possible that them man's name was "Hube." A German escape lung was found near his body as well. An autopsy performed on the body indicated that the individual died only five days before his body was discovered -- the U-550 had been sunk on 16 April and the body was found 19 days later. Two other bodies were subsequently found. The first, picked up by another picket boat, CGR-1989, at 1730 on 11 May, was fully clothed, had an escape lung and life jacket on. He was found in a rubber raft. Identification marks indicated the man was a German sailor named Wilhelm Flade, age about 17. The body was transferred from CGR-1989 to CGR 1338 on the morning of 12 May 1944 and was brought to Tompkinsville. On 16 May a third body was sighted and picked up by USS SC-630. It was stated that the uniform and insignia indicated the victim had been a German crewman, although he carried no identification; that he had been in the water more than 18 days.

The War Diary report continued:

"Further evidence is lacking to complete the apparent story of successful attempts made by certain men to escape from compartments in the vicinity of torpedo tubes or escape hatches. Curiously, the area was not entirely deserted by patrol vessels. On the day following the torpedoing of the PAN PENNSYLVANIA, a vessel was sent to the area to effect salvage operations or to sink the derelict [tanker] in order to remove such a menace to navigation. This vessel spent some time in trying to sink with gunfire the still buoyant and burning hulk of the PAN PENNSYLVANIA. No survivors were sighted during these operations. Questions were raised as to the possibility of some survivors having been able to reach the southern shore of Long Island, since the sub sank only 150 miles from Montauk Point; only 70 miles from Nantucket. Although such considerations should not be dismissed, it is doubtful that men aboard the smallest type rubber rafts would be able to cover so great a distance without being detected before they reached shore."
 
2012-07-28 11:49:09 AM  
I thought the punchline was "hairy banana?"
 
2012-07-28 12:01:25 PM  

historynow11: Media is leaving out part of the story. See below (source link)

There is a grisly postscript to the sinking of the U-550. According to the Eastern Sea Frontier's War Diary account of the sinking of the U-550, some of the crew actually survived the sinking and were trapped in a forward compartment of the U-boat. The survivors apparently attempted to escape from the U-boat as it lay on the ocean floor using their escape lungs. At 1515 on 5 May 1944, the Coastal Picket Patrol CGR 3082 recovered a body from the sea in 39° 51' North x 71° 58' West, about 93 miles ESE of Ambrose. The body was clothed in a German-type life jacket. From the markings on his clothing it was possible that them man's name was "Hube." A German escape lung was found near his body as well. An autopsy performed on the body indicated that the individual died only five days before his body was discovered -- the U-550 had been sunk on 16 April and the body was found 19 days later. Two other bodies were subsequently found. The first, picked up by another picket boat, CGR-1989, at 1730 on 11 May, was fully clothed, had an escape lung and life jacket on. He was found in a rubber raft. Identification marks indicated the man was a German sailor named Wilhelm Flade, age about 17. The body was transferred from CGR-1989 to CGR 1338 on the morning of 12 May 1944 and was brought to Tompkinsville. On 16 May a third body was sighted and picked up by USS SC-630. It was stated that the uniform and insignia indicated the victim had been a German crewman, although he carried no identification; that he had been in the water more than 18 days.

The War Diary report continued:

"Further evidence is lacking to complete the apparent story of successful attempts made by certain men to escape from compartments in the vicinity of torpedo tubes or escape hatches. Curiously, the area was not entirely deserted by patrol vessels. On the day following the torpedoing of the PAN PENNSYLVANIA, a vessel was sent to the area to effect salvage operations or to sink the derelict [tanker] in order to remove such a menace to navigation. This vessel spent some time in trying to sink with gunfire the still buoyant and burning hulk of the PAN PENNSYLVANIA. No survivors were sighted during these operations. Questions were raised as to the possibility of some survivors having been able to reach the southern shore of Long Island, since the sub sank only 150 miles from Montauk Point; only 70 miles from Nantucket. Although such considerations should not be dismissed, it is doubtful that men aboard the smallest type rubber rafts would be able to cover so great a distance without being detected before they reached shore."


If that's the case the sub in pretty shallow water. I doubt anyone would survive with an escape lung at a serious depth.
 
2012-07-28 12:20:20 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: There once was a sub near nantucket
A nearby depth charge harshly struck it
The sailors got scared
For the sub no one cared
They then set the destruct and said fark it


Bravo Sir
 
2012-07-28 12:51:22 PM  
there was a u-boat off nantucket
that fired a shot and said suck it
the destroyers they fanned
tossed can after can
and hit for the cycle and sunk it

/all i got
 
2012-07-28 01:02:13 PM  
There once was a modmin who seemed
to regard ev'ry lim'rik he deemed
inane and ham-handed,
poor meter quite candid,
but got hookers and blow if he greened.
 
2012-07-28 01:28:15 PM  
There once was an old man fron Nantucket
Who kept all his money in a bucket
He had a daughter named Nan
Who ran away with a man
And as for the bucket, Nan tuck it

Paw followed the pair to Pawtucket
The man, with the girl with the bucket
Paw said to the man
You're welcome to Nan
But as for the bucket
Paw tuck it


Submarine? Huh? wut?
 
2012-07-28 01:30:05 PM  
the sunken u-boat
on the bottom rests in peace
the sea keeps its dead
 
2012-07-28 02:09:21 PM  
Burma
Shave
 
2012-07-28 04:04:35 PM  
Nantucket's the scene of the story,
A tale that's both violent and gory.
We need to express it
In verse anapestic
To appreciate all of its glory.
 
2012-07-28 09:14:41 PM  
Repeat

Link
 
2012-07-28 09:32:20 PM  

Principal Clarinet: Repeat

Link


Nope. The other U-Boat thread was in Labrador, not Nantucket.
 
2012-07-29 12:28:49 AM  

Zafler: Paging MaxxLarge to thread 7237567, your limerick correction abilities are requested.


On it. How about:

The Nazis were certainly schemin',
But we had to hand 'em a creamin'.
Right after we struck it,
That sub off Nantucket
Went down while still teeming with seamen.
 
2012-07-29 09:41:42 AM  
The U-550 is one of several World War II-era German U-boats that have been discovered off the U.S. coast, but it's the only one that sank in that area

Uh, the U-853 sunk east of Block Island, which is less than 100 miles away. I've personally gone diving on that wreck.

Then again, this is the Boston Herald - not exactly known for their exacting journalism.
 
2012-07-29 12:13:07 PM  
When it comes to iambic pentameter
The subby's quite clearly an amateur
Count syllables wrong
and you'll mess up your song
(By the way, not much rhymes with pentameter)
 
2012-07-29 01:27:03 PM  

Highroller48: When it comes to iambic pentameter
The subby's quite clearly an amateur
Count syllables wrong
and you'll mess up your song
(By the way, not much rhymes with pentameter)


parameter, diameter
 
2012-07-29 01:54:54 PM  

LordOfThePings: Highroller48: When it comes to iambic pentameter
The subby's quite clearly an amateur
Count syllables wrong
and you'll mess up your song
(By the way, not much rhymes with pentameter)

parameter, diameter


True, but I think my line was funnier...maybe.
 
2012-07-30 10:40:29 AM  
Why is voting disabled?
 
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