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WWI Uboat in Kent river

Article about: Not sure if this has been shared already, but pretty cool IMHO, a WWI German U boat in a river in Kent. A monster off the British coast: Rusting hulk of World War One German U-boat that has

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    Not sure if this has been shared already, but pretty cool IMHO, a WWI German U boat in a river in Kent.

    A monster off the British coast: Rusting hulk of World War One German U-boat that has been marooned by Kent island for almost a century | Mail Online

    A monster off the British coast: Rusting hulk of World War One German U-boat emerges after almost a century
    It is the only German submarine visible in UK waters today and is a visible reminder of the Great War
    The submarine is thought to be a Type UB I22 submarine and would have carried 10 torpedoes
    After the war the German UB-122 was initially stripped of its internal metal engines to be used for scrap metal
    The wreckage can still be seen beached in a remote area of mudflats on the banks of the River Medway in Hoo, Kent
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    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Was featured in the popular BBC TV series 'Coast'-was shown here in Oz recently.

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    An amazing sight!

    It was recently featured on an episode of 'Coast'

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    That's unreal!

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    Wow!!

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    Well I never! I can see the Hoo peninsula from where I live and never new the U boat was out there. Thanks for posting.

    Mark.

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    neat

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    I went for a job interview about 20 years for the Council which includes Dartmouth in Devon. The Council official I was talking to referred to one of their recreation grounds once being a costal inlet and it was filled in with rubbish. Buried along with a lot of other things were some German U Boats which had been tied up in the inlet.
    I think he said that they were from WW1 and the west German Government had made a request to carry out an exploratory dig but permission had been declined. I don't know how accurate this story is.

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    I have been out to her 5 or 6 times over the years and salvage a few bits that was missed by the salvage men.infact there are 2 uboats there,the other is a short distance away but badly broken up.

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    I'd be inclined to go down there often to salvage interesting
    bits and pieces - if I lived anywhere near there - which
    would find honoured places on my shelves.

    History rusting away by the day.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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