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(Daily Mail)   U-Boat surfaces on English coast. This is a repeat from 1921   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 12
    More: Cool, First World War, Germans, British, English, mudflats, German History, prevailing winds, English Heritage  
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2013-12-21 06:36:00 PM
Tried looking on Google Earth, no luck. Found Humble Bee Creek.
 
2013-12-21 06:41:01 PM
Don't understand how a U-Boat could be sunk off of England in 1921, the last U-Boats in WW1 sailed in 1919 when they went to be interned in Scotland, until the 1930's the Germans did not have any. Something is off with the dates
 
2013-12-21 06:41:28 PM
 
2013-12-21 06:43:04 PM

Unobtanium: Tried looking on Google Earth, no luck. Found Humble Bee Creek.


 51°25'50.39"N   0°37'56.82"E
 
2013-12-21 06:44:23 PM

jedihirsch: Don't understand how a U-Boat could be sunk off of England in 1921, the last U-Boats in WW1 sailed in 1919 when they went to be interned in Scotland, until the 1930's the Germans did not have any. Something is off with the dates


Philadelphia experiment.
 
2013-12-21 07:50:46 PM

Unobtanium: Found it
http://goo.gl/maps/rWxTH


As I suspected. I was looking at that grass nest to it and thought, "How could that have been submerged until now and have grass growing next to it?"

I guess the story is you can get to it without getting your feet wet or something.
 
2013-12-21 07:55:09 PM

jedihirsch: Don't understand how a U-Boat could be sunk off of England in 1921, the last U-Boats in WW1 sailed in 1919 when they went to be interned in Scotland, until the 1930's the Germans did not have any. Something is off with the dates


Not necessarily.  After both world wars, the Allies played around with captured toys for years afterwards.  The USN did experiments with U-1105 until September of 1949, then scuttled her.

In the Potomac River:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-1105
 
2013-12-21 10:33:55 PM
There was a link on Fark in 1921 about this story?
 
2013-12-22 01:19:10 AM

aerojockey: There was a link on Fark in 1921 about this story?


Reddit had one in 1920.
 
2013-12-22 01:20:56 AM

aerojockey: There was a link on Fark in 1921 about this story?


Log in to HyperFark and do a search there.
 
2013-12-22 11:11:47 AM
Und Ach du Lieber, are their lungs tired.
 
2013-12-22 11:16:38 AM

jedihirsch: Don't understand how a U-Boat could be sunk off of England in 1921, the last U-Boats in WW1 sailed in 1919 when they went to be interned in Scotland, until the 1930's the Germans did not have any. Something is off with the dates


According to TFA it was turned in after the war, the engines were removed then apparently it ran aground while being towed for scrap.
 
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