U-118

U-118

Postby VW1956 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:13 am

Hello. Came acgoss this interesting picture on a car forum I use. Ken.
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Re: Need a submarine?

Postby Gail » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:06 pm

Are you a used submarine salesman? ;)
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Re: Need a submarine?

Postby VW1956 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:01 pm

Hello J G Burdette. Yes. How many should I put you down for. Ken.
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Re: Need a submarine?

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:40 pm

I think you'll find that these subs are heading for the scrapyard, even though they're brand new. They are all sub-standard!
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Re: Need a submarine?

Postby Gail » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:00 pm

I'll take two or three, please. Given what Andrew has said, does that mean I can get a discount?
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Re: Need a submarine?

Postby VW1956 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:58 pm

Hello Andrew. Very funny. I actually believed what you were writing at first.

Hello J G Burdette. Do you have BOGOF in America?

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Re: Need a submarine?

Postby Gail » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:44 am

Ken, yes we do. Are these subs like Tin Lizzies (Model T) or are they available in different colors? ;)
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Re: Need a submarine?

Postby VW1956 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:54 pm

Hello. Just found out that these mini subs were found by American servicemen after the war in a Japanese shipyard. Ken.
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Re: Need a submarine?

Postby VW1956 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:02 pm

Hello. Dont know the story behind this one. Ken.
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Re: Need a submarine?

Postby North 52 West » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:10 pm

In the town where I was born, lived a man who sailed the seas
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Re: Need a submarine?

Postby The Walrus » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:34 pm

North 52 West wrote:In the town where I was born, lived a man who sailed the seas
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Re: Need a submarine?

Postby Dave Gittins » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:02 pm

The sub on the beach is U 118. She was being towed away for scrapping after the German surrender. The towline broke and she went ashore at Hastings. The full story is here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM_U-118
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Re: Need a submarine?

Postby VW1956 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:19 am

Hello Dave. That is interesting the sub came to grief at Hastings. I visit Hastings 3 or 4 times a year. So a French destroyer tried to break the sub up with cannon :o . Wouldn't have fancied being on the shore in case a round missed the sub. Ken.
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