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    us
    Apr 2006
    Maine
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    u-boat?

    I heard a tale(twice now) of a u-boat that is visible from the air at low tide. This is the second time that I have heard the story, from two different people, who would not know each other. There is no mention of it on the nautical charts of the area. Where would I find a list of u-boats lost on the coast of the U.S.? What is the best way to research such local legends?

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    Re: u-boat?

    There are quite a few Uboats alnog the US coast, and one that I know of is visible near VA Beach.
    "The only two things you can truly depend upon are gravity and greed."

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    us
    Apr 2006
    Maine
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    Re: u-boat?

    This one is coastal Maine. It may very well be a u-boat there, but I would think that if it was, that shallow, that it would be charted. I'm gonna start reasearching and see what I can come up with. Any leads would be appriciated. How cool would it be to find a u-boat? Even if it's previously known, it would still be cool to dive on it.

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    mx
    Nov 2004
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    Re: u-boat?

    [=bell47 . How cool would it be to find a u-boat? Even if it's previously known, it would still be cool to dive on it.
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    I have a German WW-2 one in the Sea de Cortes, Mexico, in aporx. 80ft of water. But no-one is interested enough to even ask me any questions, despite having been posted in here various times.

    Inicidentally, as far as I can find out, it is still basically unknown and untouched.

    Tropical Tramp
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    Re: u-boat?

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,34432.0.html

    and you may also use the SEARCH button for "U-Boat" or "Submarine"

    Q

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    Re: u-boat?

    There were U-Boats that carried GOLD to pay the German spies.
    Some U boats had tons of Mercury in them.
    Be carefull most were Booby Trapped with a device that if the sub were tilted it would go off and most were wired to a torpedo or two. The inside will not rust (there is no air) so the traps are still in good shape.
    Peg Leg

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    mx
    Nov 2004
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    Re: u-boat?

    =Peg Leg ]
    There were U-Boats that carried GOLD to pay the German spies.
    Some U boats had tons of Mercury in them.
    Peg Leg
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    HIO, Precisely, this is supposedly why this one was here.

    Tropical Tramp
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    Re: u-boat?

    Tropical Tramp...are you certain that it is a U-boat? If so, I know of a party that might be interested in a recovery attempt.

    Bobinsd

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    mx
    Nov 2004
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    Re: u-boat?

    [=bobinsd
    Tropical Tramp...are you certain that it is a U-boat? If so, I know of a party that might be interested in a recovery attempt.
    Bobinsd
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    Hello BOB: I will post the basic data from my files in a day or so when I return home to Alamos , Mexico.

    Tropical Tramp

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    us
    Jun 2006
    California
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    Re: u-boat?

    Anyone saw the show where they pulled one up, and a glod coin was discovered in side? But, I'm sure they spent millions to do so.

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    dk
    Feb 2006
    142

    Re: u-boat?

    A german sub was salvaged in danish/swedish waters some years back, it contained a cargo of several ton of morphine among other interesting stuff.

    A WW2 sub is build of material of high value even today - just take a look at the batteries for such a boat. Not to mention the Nazi stuff.

    /V

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    ScubaGecko

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    Re: u-boat?

    dunn1866,

    You are referring to the CSS Hunley. The Gold coin belong to Lt. George Dixon. It was a keep sake that actually saved his life by taking a hit from mini ball at the battle of Shilo.

    Here's a quote ffom the Hunley.org website:
    THE LEGEND: For over a century, an oral tradition-a legend-was passed down involving Lt. George Dixon, who commanded the Hunley on its final assignment, which turned out to be one of the most important missions in naval history. According to the legend, Dixon was in love with a beautiful young woman from Mobile, Alabama, named Queenie Bennett.

    To keep her sweetheart safe from harm, Queenie gave George Dixon a gold coin, as a good luck charm. Again, according to the legend, George kept the coin with him always, in his pocket, rubbing it with his thumb while he dreamed of the day when he and Queenie would be reunited.

    During the Battle of Shiloh, George was shot point blank. A bullet ripped into the pocket of his trousers and struck the center of the gold coin. The impact was said to have left the gold piece bent, with the bullet embedded in it. Queenie's good luck gift had saved his life.
    Its very interesting reading. Check it out some time.

    Robert in SC

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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    Re: u-boat?

    The best Uboat site I've seen is:
    http://uboat.net/
    Don.......
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    Re: u-boat?

    Good enough, TT,

    Probably best to use a PM unless you intend to advertise.

    Have you ever searched for the "Content", Cavendish's second ship, lost somewhere possibly in the northern end of the Sea of Cortez?

    Bob

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    Jul 2006
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    Re: u-boat?

    Not sure if this helps, but there's also a u-boat here in RI (about 12 miles offshore)... it was bombed by depth charge 2 days after the ceasefire in WWII... they apparently didn't get the message and fired on a coastal trawler. She sits in about 130 feet of water, almost completely upright. The top of the conning tower is at 90 feet. It is a great dive, even though i never penetrated the wreck.

    good luck on finding the one in maine. I'll ask some of my dive buddies... they tend to gather those tidbits of information

 

 
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