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2014-07-15 02:39:38 PM  
Now you just have Nazis breathing through their mouths hanging out in Mississippi.
 
2014-07-15 03:49:07 PM  
I got the Nazi submarine blues...
 
2014-07-15 03:50:31 PM  
I hate Louisiana Nazis
 
2014-07-15 03:50:37 PM  
Not a big deal. They found a Nazi sub hundreds of miles inland in Labrador a few years back.
 
2014-07-15 03:52:25 PM  
img4.wikia.nocookie.net

R.I.P.
 
2014-07-15 03:53:00 PM  

gopher321: Not a big deal. They found a Nazi sub hundreds of miles inland in Labrador a few years back.


I CAN-NAZI how that is even remotely possible.
 
2014-07-15 03:55:02 PM  
Scrap it.
Screw nazis.
 
2014-07-15 03:55:28 PM  

Ennuipoet: Now you just have Nazis breathing through their mouths hanging out in Mississippi.


Ahhhhh, you stole my answer! Well played.
 
2014-07-15 03:56:23 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: I hate Louisiana Nazis


Dammit.  I'm too late to the thread.

Younger, nimbler farkers have made me obsolete.  Time to head to Carrousel and renew.

shiat.
 
2014-07-15 03:57:30 PM  
I saw a documentary recently that was all about the U-boot attacks just off the east coast of the US.  I had never heard about it before and if you asked many people they would say that the Germans never attacked anything near the US.
 
2014-07-15 03:58:38 PM  

Ennuipoet: Now you just have Nazis breathing through their mouths hanging out in Mississippi.


Done in one.
 
2014-07-15 03:58:51 PM  
I guess we Americans did Nazi that coming.
 
2014-07-15 03:59:26 PM  
I'd never heard of them getting into the Gulf itself.

Impressive, and more than a bit scary.
 
2014-07-15 04:03:16 PM  
It sat waiting for the Robert E. Lee
 
2014-07-15 04:03:17 PM  
"Remember when the Germans bomber Pearl Harbor?"
 
2014-07-15 04:05:49 PM  
Now they drive around in vehicles with DHS on the side.
 
2014-07-15 04:05:57 PM  

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: "Remember when the Germans bomber Pearl Harbor?"


We're gonna leave you alone because you are on a roll.
 
2014-07-15 04:07:28 PM  

mjbok: I saw a documentary recently that was all about the U-boot attacks just off the east coast of the US.  I had never heard about it before and if you asked many people they would say that the Germans never attacked anything near the US.


My dad served at the tail end of WWII (he had just turned 18). He told me the US was knocking out U-boats on our coasts. I think it was somewhat common knowledge at one time, otherwise how would a private know it?
 
2014-07-15 04:07:30 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4_CmWa eUgM
 
2014-07-15 04:08:05 PM  
Now they just live there.
 
2014-07-15 04:10:57 PM  
lowres.jantoo.com
 
2014-07-15 04:12:33 PM  
I heard there are Nazi's in the bathroom, just below the stairs.....
 
2014-07-15 04:13:37 PM  
Any comment from Jimmy Hart?
 
2014-07-15 04:15:37 PM  
 
2014-07-15 04:16:05 PM  
is this a World Cup finals thread?
 
2014-07-15 04:16:28 PM  
Welll, years ago, Russians could be found near Norfolki1.ytimg.com
 
2014-07-15 04:18:15 PM  
Isn't this the plot of Clive Cussler's "Spartan Gold"?
 
2014-07-15 04:20:54 PM  
 
2014-07-15 04:21:48 PM  
I didn't realize how many were in the Gulf.

If you want an interesting read, look up Bill Diehl's 27.It's a fictionalized account of a Uboat capture off Jekyll Island, GA in the latter part of 1943. It will keep you up at night.
 
2014-07-15 04:21:53 PM  
Grandad commanded a Fleet of "sub-hunters " during WWI (basically rich people's pleasure yachts donated to the war effort and fitted with depth charges)  he sank at least one U-boat at the mouth of the Long Island Sound.

(He spent WWII desperately trying to churn out enough merchant sailors to replace the ones we were losing to Nazi subs at the USMMA)
 
2014-07-15 04:23:51 PM  

airsupport: Plant Rights Activist: I hate Louisiana Nazis

Dammit.  I'm too late to the thread.

Younger, nimbler farkers have made me obsolete.  Time to head to Carrousel and renew.

shiat.


Run,Logan! Run!
 
2014-07-15 04:26:28 PM  

gopher321: Not a big deal. They found a Nazi sub hundreds of miles inland in Labrador a few years back.


Yeah, go ahead and read my posts in this thread:

http://www.fark.com/comments/7235945/A-U-boat-In-my-coastal-river-It s- more-common-than-you-think-wphotos

Long story short, no, they didn't.
 
2014-07-15 04:26:56 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: I'd never heard of them getting into the Gulf itself.

Impressive, and more than a bit scary.


yeah, you would think that military stronghold, Fort Jefferson, would have been able to prevent that.
 
2014-07-15 04:29:01 PM  

atomic-age: My dad served at the tail end of WWII (he had just turned 18). He told me the US was knocking out U-boats on our coasts. I think it was somewhat common knowledge at one time, otherwise how would a private know it?


Per the documentary it was covered up (despite the fact that a bunch of ships got sunk) by the government for a long time.
 
2014-07-15 04:30:24 PM  
My great2 uncle volunteered to patrol the coast line (Gulf) on horseback; being too old to actually join up.   The threat did exist.
 
2014-07-15 04:37:34 PM  

mjbok: I saw a documentary recently that was all about the U-boot attacks just off the east coast of the US.  I had never heard about it before and if you asked many people they would say that the Germans never attacked anything near the US.


THIS

Up until a few years ago, all you ever heard was some random Japanese ship trying to attack some place on the west coast and failing comically. Now, it seems like every week there;'s another story that shows yet another place where Japan or Germany got uncomfortably close. I guess the internet is straightening out at least one area of history.
 
2014-07-15 04:38:06 PM  
They make great scuba diving, and even greater tall tales:

http://wreckwriter.com/myths.html
 
2014-07-15 04:39:19 PM  

Artemus_Hackwell: My great2 uncle volunteered to patrol the coast line (Gulf) on horseback; being too old to actually join up.   The threat did exist.


I know a guy that fired a round at Nazis that were getting off a raft on long island.
They were patrolling the dunes.
He got in trouble for firing his one bullet.
Yes, they did give them each one bullet.
But he did stave off the "invasion" and they went back to their U-Boat before he and his other patrollers could get someone in authority out to see it.
 
2014-07-15 04:42:23 PM  
On the case
batrock.net
 
2014-07-15 04:44:11 PM  
My folks live by Ft. Miles in Delaware, they turned it into a nice coastal defense museum. At the tail end of WWII a German U boat surrendered there. Dad got me a few of the books from there intresting read.
 
2014-07-15 04:44:24 PM  

webcamCat: gopher321: Not a big deal. They found a Nazi sub hundreds of miles inland in Labrador a few years back.

I CAN-NAZI how that is even remotely possible.



darlingdork.com
 
2014-07-15 04:55:42 PM  

Magorn: Grandad commanded a Fleet of "sub-hunters " during WWI (basically rich people's pleasure yachts donated to the war effort and fitted with depth charges)  he sank at least one U-boat at the mouth of the Long Island Sound.



I don't think so.

As far as I know, there weren't any U-boat losses in American waters during WWI.  See the page on WWI U-boat losses at uboat.net:

http://uboat.net/wwi/fates/

That's because the overwhelming majority of WWI U-boats didn't have the endurance to make it to the US and back, and the US was a combatant only for a little more than a year.  Very few u-boats made the trip, and I don't think any of them were sunk in US waters (though I could be wrong).

Back in WWI, prior to the advent of effective active sonar, depth charge attacks were mostly ineffectual.

I've no doubt your grandfather attacked a German U-boat, or perhaps what he *THOUGHT* was a German U-boat*, but I don't think any were sunk in US waters.

*That's another problem:  there are known instances of things like schools of fish and innocent whales and other natural phenomena being mistaken for submarines and attacked.
 
2014-07-15 05:00:10 PM  

Magorn: Grandad commanded a Fleet of "sub-hunters " during WWI (basically rich people's pleasure yachts donated to the war effort and fitted with depth charges)  he sank at least one U-boat at the mouth of the Long Island Sound.

(He spent WWII desperately trying to churn out enough merchant sailors to replace the ones we were losing to Nazi subs at the USMMA)


http://img2.imagesbn.com/p/97803162134 55_p0_v1_s260x420.JPG
Was your grandfather Hemmingway?
 
2014-07-15 05:04:44 PM  

mjbok: atomic-age: My dad served at the tail end of WWII (he had just turned 18). He told me the US was knocking out U-boats on our coasts. I think it was somewhat common knowledge at one time, otherwise how would a private know it?

Per the documentary it was covered up (despite the fact that a bunch of ships got sunk) by the government for a long time.


i'm involved in a case that involves a lot of divers and crap to support the oil industry, and we went to this deposition on this office of some fancy pants deep water diving company, and they had all these pictures of their big projects.

one of them was to investigate a u-boat sunk in the gulf.  apparently, the story goes, some navy captain was trying to sink this u-boat for god knows how long, but could never find it.  then, some cajuns say they sunk the boat by dropping exposives over the side of their boat... well, one thing leads to another, and the navy captain commits suicide, and the cajuns are heroes.

recently, this diving company found the u-boat and checked it out.  it was hit by a navy torpedo.  the captain hit it, but the u-boat captain was pretty good at sneaking away, but could never deal with the damage.  the sub was destroyed, it just took a long time to die.  the cajuns really didn't do shiat other than witness it's death throes.

/ i did a horrible job explaining this.  i was there for real work, and i have a pretty one track mind.  couldn't actually pay attention.
 
2014-07-15 05:44:59 PM  

vudukungfu: Artemus_Hackwell: My great2 uncle volunteered to patrol the coast line (Gulf) on horseback; being too old to actually join up.   The threat did exist.

I know a guy that fired a round at Nazis that were getting off a raft on long island.
They were patrolling the dunes.
He got in trouble for firing his one bullet.
Yes, they did give them each one bullet.
But he did stave off the "invasion" and they went back to their U-Boat before he and his other patrollers could get someone in authority out to see it.


U-boats were how German spies got to the US during the war. There were a couple who actually made it inland before they got caught with their gear.
 
2014-07-15 05:49:51 PM  

Mikey1969: mjbok: I saw a documentary recently that was all about the U-boot attacks just off the east coast of the US.  I had never heard about it before and if you asked many people they would say that the Germans never attacked anything near the US.

THIS

Up until a few years ago, all you ever heard was some random Japanese ship trying to attack some place on the west coast and failing comically. Now, it seems like every week there;'s another story that shows yet another place where Japan or Germany got uncomfortably close. I guess the internet is straightening out at least one area of history.


The whole plot line of the movie 1941 is wrapped around several legends of Japanese encroachment around Southern California. facinating stuff when you get down to nitty gritty stories.

but, we only heard the funny stories wrapped around failure and comedy, and even those stories were downplayed as to not cause panic. we are just begining to learn how wide spread the east and gulf coast U-boat battles were.

the whole subject is of interest to me being an east coast/ mid atlantic guy. I am also half german and my name sake is an uncle who served on a Uboat and never came home. he is presumed to be somewhere in the north atlantic.
 
2014-07-15 05:57:55 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Mikey1969: mjbok: I saw a documentary recently that was all about the U-boot attacks just off the east coast of the US.  I had never heard about it before and if you asked many people they would say that the Germans never attacked anything near the US.

THIS

Up until a few years ago, all you ever heard was some random Japanese ship trying to attack some place on the west coast and failing comically. Now, it seems like every week there;'s another story that shows yet another place where Japan or Germany got uncomfortably close. I guess the internet is straightening out at least one area of history.

The whole plot line of the movie 1941 is wrapped around several legends of Japanese encroachment around Southern California. facinating stuff when you get down to nitty gritty stories.

but, we only heard the funny stories wrapped around failure and comedy, and even those stories were downplayed as to not cause panic. we are just begining to learn how wide spread the east and gulf coast U-boat battles were.

the whole subject is of interest to me being an east coast/ mid atlantic guy. I am also half german and my name sake is an uncle who served on a Uboat and never came home. he is presumed to be somewhere in the north atlantic.


Yeah, that's how I saw it, too... I always wondered if there were more stories.

And 1941 is hilarious, especially because it plays on that over the top paranoia perfectly.
 
2014-07-15 06:22:37 PM  
That sub was a long way from Pearl Harbor.
 
2014-07-15 06:59:16 PM  
You know who ELSE had u-boats.... Oh, wait.

Actually, in South Louisiana around Golden Meadow there is a rumor one of the major supply boat companies whose name rhymes with Edison Chouest got the seed money for their company by selling fuel oil to Nazi U-boats for gold**

**For the Chouest lawyers reading this to make sure it wasn't one of their U-boats: This is only a legend I have heard and in no way do I vouch for the veracity of this story. As a matter of fact I punched the rumor-monger in his lying commie mouth and told him he had better not EVER question the patriotism and contributions of a red white and goddamit blue patriotic family and job creators like the Chouests. I then went to his house and kicked his dog and left a burning bag of poop on his porch!
 
2014-07-15 07:07:17 PM  
Dr. Robert Ballard is an amazing person. When I was in school, his exploration company set up an incredible multimedia command center in our auditorium, and students could remotely pilot, via groundbreaking satellite link, the Alvin and Jason ROVs at the site of the wreck of the Titanic.

He is an inspiring speaker and just plain friendly, really good with kids. As a science geek brown noser, I had the opportunity to interact with him at length throughout the project, and it was definitely a highlight of my time in school.

His Titanic expedition was cover for the secret investigation of the wrecks of the Thresher and Scorpion, during the Cold War. He revolutionized the way we investigate the deep, and got the Navy to pay for it.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n ews/2008/06/080602-titanic-secre t. html
 
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