WWI German U-Boat Found

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  1. BikerBabe

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    WWI German U-boat found sunk off Netherlands – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

    WWI German U-boat found sunk off Netherlands

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    A German U-boat of the same era as this one, photographed in 1916, has been found off the coast of the Netherlands.

    March 16th, 2011

    Dutch researchers found the wreck of a World War I German submarine in 2009 but kept the discovery secret until this week, Radio Netherlands Worldwide reported.

    The crew of the research ship HNLMS Snellius hoped they'd found a Dutch submarine that disappeared in 1940, but the vessel turned out to be much older. A brass plate indicated the sub was the German U-106, which sank during World War I, the radio report said.

    The announcement of the discovery was delayed while German officials confirmed the sub's identity and sought out relatives of crew members, according to the radio report.

    A Dutch navy spokesman told Radio Netherlands the U-boat would not be raised but would be designated a war memorial.

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    Saw this this morning. I wonder how many relatives of this crew are even alive?
     
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    Glad they're designating it a war memorial. :salute:
     
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    #4 Marcel, Mar 17, 2011
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    Some more info:
    translation (by google, sorry):
     
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    That really is so cool.
     
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    Cool find! Good to see it is becoming a war memorial.
     
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    With all here, a very cool find and fitting end to the story.:salute:
     
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    Agreed, Aaron. :)
     
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    :salute:
     
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    prehistoric era German U-boat found :)
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  11. GrauGeist

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    lol...nice one!
     
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    Interesting find.
    I think is very appropriate that it will become a war memorial since the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War is fast approaching.
     
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