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Re: Your next restauration object
« Reply #1 on: 20.09. 2015 12:13 »
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Re: Your next restauration object
« Reply #2 on: 20.09. 2015 13:50 »
Erling,

Thanks for posting this. I had never heard of U-boat 110, but this article strikes a very real chord for me.  Once before, here on the forum, I mentioned that my dad had served on US Submarine S4. The S4 was launched within a year of U-boat 110 and sunk about the same way, but with all hands (my dad's great friends) lost. Also, the boat that hit the S4 was a friendly and it was not in wartime. My day had left the Navy shortly before the accident.

Here's the wiki:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_S-4_(SS-109)

Here's a long and  technical story:

http://pigboats.com/subs/jim-s4.html

Here's a more readable and emotional (but true) story:

http://ussnautilus.org/blog/the-loss-of-uss-s-4-ss-109/

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Re: Your next restauration object
« Reply #3 on: 21.09. 2015 11:09 »
Good morning Richard , I remember our conversation some months (yrs ) ago re this sad tale, I think I'd mentioned the loss of HMS thetis . This article was very  poignant and highlights the risks taken by submariners even today but back then the risks were even greater , I don't know how they had the nerve to do it ,certainly something I couldn't even think about ,Bob
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Re: Your next restauration object
« Reply #4 on: 21.09. 2015 12:33 »
Bob,

As long as we're in COD (chat), I'll ramble on, as usual.

It was months ago, 64 of them. You didn't mention the Thetis, so I just now read about it. i can see why it was on your mind at the time because right around then (2009-2010) research revealed, and the news was reporting, how 70 years earlier the Admiralty sacrificed 99 men to save the hull.

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Re: Your next restauration object
« Reply #5 on: 21.09. 2015 16:13 »
Richard,  that long ago , we were in our old home then and looking to the left I could see where they built her at Camel Lairds and looking to my right I could see out over Liverpool bay where she sank ,all due to a blob of paint , Bob.
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