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2022-01-21 5:20:00 PM  
This being 2022 and having seen zombie movies all I can say is don't send divers
 
2022-01-21 5:46:41 PM  
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2022-01-21 7:16:45 PM  

hardinparamedic: This being 2022 and having seen zombie movies all I can say is don't send divers


Or send down an aquadrone with a sign that says "WAR'S OVER, GO HOME"
 
2022-01-21 7:27:40 PM  
Breathlessly waiting for it to be raised and refitted into an interstellar battleship.
 
2022-01-21 7:27:45 PM  
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2022-01-21 7:40:11 PM  
Well, at least it has fared better than any ship from WWII that was sunk in the Java Straits, which have been "salvaged" by scrappers looking for pre-1944 steel to recycle for sale to Chinese companies to use in scientific test gear that is sensitive to radioactivity.
 
2022-01-21 7:59:24 PM  
Those sailors must be really itching for some shore leave by now.
 
2022-01-21 8:05:36 PM  

hardinparamedic: This being 2022 and having seen zombie movies all I can say is don't send divers


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It's okay. Japanese zomblers eat dried squid, not brains.
 
2022-01-21 8:06:03 PM  

hardinparamedic: This being 2022 and having seen zombie movies all I can say is don't send divers


Heh.  I kind of wish they'd make this book into a movie:

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Das Boot meets The Walking Dead.

/Feindlich Teufel!
 
2022-01-21 8:12:37 PM  
What an obvious hiding place!  I'd have hidden it in a cloud forest, or somewhere else less expected.
 
2022-01-21 9:11:07 PM  
80 crew members...that seems like a lot...

I mean German subs at the time generally had half that amount...and US Gato class (the largest) was 75% of that.
 
2022-01-21 9:15:33 PM  
Any mysterious black oil coming from inside of it?
 
2022-01-21 10:05:56 PM  
Diving on the the wreck is today considered because it is a war grave and its remains are in deep and treacherous water.

Considered what?
Don't leave us hanging!
 
2022-01-21 10:19:04 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Diving on the the wreck is today considered because it is a war grave and its remains are in deep and treacherous water.

Considered what?
Don't leave us hanging!


I don't know, but I think we need to bug James Cameron just in case.
 
2022-01-21 11:10:59 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Diving on the the wreck is today considered because it is a war grave and its remains are in deep and treacherous water.

Considered what?
Don't leave us hanging!


The grammar is off because the article was translated into English from Australian.
 
2022-01-21 11:22:36 PM  

Johnsnownw: 80 crew members...that seems like a lot...

I mean German subs at the time generally had half that amount...and US Gato class (the largest) was 75% of that.


Technically, the Balao Class was the largest of the US' Pacific Fleet Boats (longer and wider by a few inches band with a slightly deeper draft),

However, the I-124 was a member of the I-121 class which itself was based on a WW1 German Type UE II submarine but stretched and widened. The Japanese were not particularly adroit submariners when compared to the USN, the Kriegsmarine, and the Royal Navy and, due to a lack of engineering experience with submarines, their systems were more labor intensive requiring more hands. So while you might think "that's a lot of dudes", it was pretty standard for the IJN. As a comparison, the I-400 class of submarines carried 144 sailors.
 
2022-01-21 11:46:40 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Diving on the the wreck is today considered because it is a war grave and its remains are in deep and treacherous water.

Considered what?
Don't leave us hanging!


It doesn't say the depth but at 100s of feet deep (presumably) is one water noticeably more treacherous than another water?
 
2022-01-22 12:15:03 AM  
HMAS Dropbear's first kill
 
2022-01-22 2:08:41 AM  

ClavellBCMI: Well, at least it has fared better than any ship from WWII that was sunk in the Java Straits, which have been "salvaged" by scrappers looking for pre-1944 steel to recycle for sale to Chinese companies to use in scientific test gear that is sensitive to radioactivity.


Why would you put "salvaged" in quotes? Are you suggesting that is not salvage?
 
2022-01-22 2:32:07 AM  

BafflerMeal: ClavellBCMI: Well, at least it has fared better than any ship from WWII that was sunk in the Java Straits, which have been "salvaged" by scrappers looking for pre-1944 steel to recycle for sale to Chinese companies to use in scientific test gear that is sensitive to radioactivity.

Why would you put "salvaged" in quotes? Are you suggesting that is not salvage?


Since they're military vessels, it's a couple different kinds of theft. Besides which, they're defiling war graves. So it's not really "salvage" in the legal sense.
 
2022-01-22 2:40:06 AM  

Johnsnownw: 80 crew members...that seems like a lot...

I mean German subs at the time generally had half that amount...and US Gato class (the largest) was 75% of that.


Japanese designed boats had huge crews for their size compared to everyone else. They were not very big people at that time, and they needed the muscles just for usual duties.
 
2022-01-22 2:51:07 AM  
Darwin wins again.
 
2022-01-22 5:42:23 AM  
What a terrible way to die.
 
2022-01-22 6:29:54 AM  

Caelistis: Johnsnownw: 80 crew members...that seems like a lot...

I mean German subs at the time generally had half that amount...and US Gato class (the largest) was 75% of that.

Technically, the Balao Class was the largest of the US' Pacific Fleet Boats (longer and wider by a few inches band with a slightly deeper draft),

However, the I-124 was a member of the I-121 class which itself was based on a WW1 German Type UE II submarine but stretched and widened. The Japanese were not particularly adroit submariners when compared to the USN, the Kriegsmarine, and the Royal Navy and, due to a lack of engineering experience with submarines, their systems were more labor intensive requiring more hands. So while you might think "that's a lot of dudes", it was pretty standard for the IJN. As a comparison, the I-400 class of submarines carried 144 sailors.


Useless bit of trivia:  the UE-II class were nicknamed "Children of Sorrow" by German sailors.
 
2022-01-22 7:25:29 AM  

omg bbq: What a terrible way to die.


You're right bbq. A parachute not opening... that's a way to die. Getting caught in the gears of a combine... having your nuts bit off by a Laplander, that's the way I wanna go!
 
2022-01-22 8:00:19 AM  

MythDragon: omg bbq: What a terrible way to die.

You're right bbq. A parachute not opening... that's a way to die. Getting caught in the gears of a combine... having your nuts bit off by a Laplander, that's the way I wanna go!


Those are terrible ways to die, all right, but are they really that much worse than sitting in a hot, pitch-black submarine on the bottom of the ocean, waiting for the oxygen to run out?
 
2022-01-22 3:16:44 PM  

MythDragon: omg bbq: What a terrible way to die.

You're right bbq. A parachute not opening... that's a way to die. Getting caught in the gears of a combine... having your nuts bit off by a Laplander, that's the way I wanna go!


wow, at the same time?! That's kinky.
 
2022-01-22 4:00:56 PM  

dittybopper: hardinparamedic: This being 2022 and having seen zombie movies all I can say is don't send divers

Heh.  I kind of wish they'd make this book into a movie:

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Das Boot meets The Walking Dead.

/Feindlich Teufel!


Ghost Ship, anyone?
 
2022-01-22 4:09:42 PM  
I was hoping it was one of the subs with the airplane "hangar" on top, but I think those were sunk in very deep water on purpose.
 
2022-01-22 6:34:34 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: dittybopper: hardinparamedic: This being 2022 and having seen zombie movies all I can say is don't send divers

Heh.  I kind of wish they'd make this book into a movie:

[Fark user image image 323x500]

Das Boot meets The Walking Dead.

/Feindlich Teufel!

Ghost Ship, anyone?


Fundamentally different story.  In WWII, a U-boat in the Caribbean is evading attack when it gets buried by an undersea landslide.  Decades later, it's discovered and uncovered, and it pops back to the surface.  The crew is undead, and starts raiding again.  Last surviving crew member of the boat, left in port on the last mission because of illness, has to convince the crew the war is over.
 
2022-01-22 9:25:00 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: dittybopper: hardinparamedic: This being 2022 and having seen zombie movies all I can say is don't send divers

Heh.  I kind of wish they'd make this book into a movie:

[Fark user image image 323x500]

Das Boot meets The Walking Dead.

/Feindlich Teufel!

Ghost Ship, anyone?


criminally underrated movie
 
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