Washington Post: Shipwrecks lying deep off America’s coasts are more often historical artifacts than present-day threats from leaking old oil tanks, a new federal report says. While 87 of the ships — most sunk during World War II by German submarines — have the potential to leak tens of millions of gallons of oil, the report issued Monday concludes that [...]
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Commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the climax of the Battle of the Atlantic have brought back vivid memories for a Northern Ireland woman who survived a U-boat attack. The battle was the longest continuous military campaign in World War II, lasting from 1939 until 1945. More than 66,000 Allied merchant seamen, sailors and airmen lost their lives, with 175 [...]
The Battle of the Atlantic, the longest continuous military campaign in World War II, is to be commemorated in a series of events starting later. Three Royal Navy warships will arrive in London before a special evensong in St Paul’s Cathedral at 17:00 BST. The events mark the 70th anniversary of the climax of the battle, May 1943, when Germany’s [...]
It was taken out of its element, brought to land, restored and prettified for visitors. It shimmers in gray like a stranded body under the Naval Memorial at Laboe, north of Kiel, next to the dunes and paddleboats that are lined up along the beach. And even as the sun sets on its steel flanks there is a shadow of [...]
Fasinating collection of original images taken in and around the German forces. When we see the amount of vehicles the Axis had its hard to believe how rare they now are.
A shipwreck found off the north coast of New South Wales has been identified as the MV Limerick, which was sunk by Japanese submarines in World War II. The New Zealand-owned Limerick was part of a coastal convoy from Sydney to Brisbane when it was struck by a torpedo on Anzac Day in 1943, killing two crewmen. Local fishermen identified [...]
Thousands of World War Two veterans who took part in what Winston Churchill described as “the worst journey in the world” have been told they cannot collect their bravery medals. Some 3,000 servicemen who took part in Arctic missions to support fighting on the eastern front have now been offered Ushakov medals by the Russian government to recognise their extreme [...]
German Type XXI U-boat U-2511 wreckage off the coast of N. Ireland All pictures were taken by Brian and and are from his page: http://ukwreckdiver.deviantart.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Source and more images