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  • U-boats in the gulf of mexico

    I'm watching a shown on the HISTORY CHANNEL. It's very intreresting. Apprently two U-boats were found in the gulf of mexico!!!!! :thumb:
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    brian check your pm

    Brian check your personal mesages!!!
    Peter Williams

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    Lt. Richard Winters 101st 506 pir

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      Re: U-boats in the gulf of mexico

      Originally posted by panzerboy
      I'm watching a shown on the HISTORY CHANNEL. It's very intreresting. Apprently two U-boats were found in the gulf of mexico!!!!! :thumb:
      Germany had many citizens living in Mexico before the war and eventually ran spy operations to cells in the U.S. U-boats ran the Atlantic and some eventually landed on shores in America.
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      • #4
        The early months of 1942 were a "happy time" for German U-Boats. They roamed freely around the US coast in the Gulf area as well the the eastern seaboard on the Atlantic. They took a huge toll on US shipping because of the complete absence of counter measures. It's surprising more U-Boats haven't been found because there were many that operated in these waters.
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        • #5
          "Deep Sea Detectives" just had a show about locating U-166 in the Gulf. The irony is that it lays with in a few miles of the last ship it sunk.............
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          • #6
            They also found one somewhere in the mississippi river.
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            • #7
              In the Gulf of Mexico, and all US Federal waters, Oil Companies are required to conduct High Resolution Drilling Hazard Surveys on leases they wish to drill. The U-166 was found by one of these surveys. There are large areas of the Gulf that have yet to be subjected to these Hi-Res surveys; either due to water depth or a lack of prospectivity. As drilling technology allows us to move into deeper and deeper water, we may find more shipwrecks.
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              • #8
                You may be interested on u-boat.net. In the following link, from this site, you will find a map with u-boats sunk near North America East Coast.

                http://uboat.net/maps/us_east_coast.htm
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Minaya
                  You may be interested on u-boat.net. In the following link, from this site, you will find a map with u-boats sunk near North America East Coast.

                  http://uboat.net/maps/us_east_coast.htm

                  Interestingly enough; there is a U-boat off the coast of South Carolina not listed. I wonder why?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RichardS
                    Interestingly enough; there is a U-boat off the coast of South Carolina not listed. I wonder why?
                    I also think there is one sunk in the lower Potomac River near St.Mary's, Maryland.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lance Williams
                      I also think there is one sunk in the lower Potomac River near St.Mary's, Maryland.
                      You know the more I think about it; they were probably left unmarked to keep people from diving on them and disturbing the gravesites.
                      Eagles may fly; but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines!

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                      • #12
                        Why wouldent the Germans send U-Boats to the Gulf. There were alot of oil tankers floatin around out there, sitting ducks.

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                        • #13
                          There were U-Boats up the St.Lawrence River and in the Norththuberland Strait between P.E.I. and Nova Scotia. Basically all over Nova Scotia and P.E.I. One of them landed a spy that got caught. I can't quite remember the story behind that.
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                          • #14
                            There have been reports that I have read from the old pages of the galveston daily news that when ww2 first started you could actually go to the beaches of galveston and watch the merchant marine ship go under.
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                            • #15
                              According to my book "The TIMES, Atlas of the Second World War" edited
                              by John Keegan (this is a fantastic book full of detailed maps of all
                              WWII battles that everyone should have), between Jan. 1942 and July 1943,
                              over 30 USA(?) ships were sunk in the Gulf of Mexico for 1 U-boat sunk.
                              It doesn't say how many U-boats were in the area but it was probably
                              about a 1/2 dozen.

                              U-boats sunk ships throughout the Caribbean Sea and along the coast
                              of N./S. America (lots around Trinidad and Venezuela!) and Africa almost
                              as far south as the Congo.

                              They facilitated transAtlantic operation with the "Milch Kow" or Milk
                              Cow which was a tanker/supply sub that would rondevous with the U-boats
                              in the middle of the ocean. One can imagine the risks and difficulties
                              this would entail, during wartime, with their limited technology.
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