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.
My balls hurt.
you should lay off the tea bagging. There seems to be a fair amoiunt of it in this forum.
Do you mean U balls hurt?
Chumlee, I just laughed so hard my balls hurt too. Maybe that's what happened to the Skip.
John, me slats and kevin mcg hou have formed a club, we have jackets and there is nothing sad about our gang. we have major fun and know how to relax. You guys should join us and get rid of the tension.
All of you people make me sick. This article is about a historic find and the brave souls who died fighting for their country. You all have turned it into a mockery! Republican or democrat, conservative or liberal...who really cares who you all are? Really? It makes no reference to this. May those soldiers rest in peace.
Hey dummy, they weren't soldiers. They were on a BOAT. They were mariners or seamen.
What's long, round and full of seamen? A U-Boat.
If they haven't rested in peace yet, they ain't gonna..
Thank you for calling me Sir. I am honored.
So.. let me get this straight. A story about the discovery about a 94 yr old sunken german sub has kicked off a discussion (?) about American politics and whether Fox news is a valid source? I could see some imperialists out there wondering what happened to the good ole days but Really?
For a minute I thought you typed "drunken" German sub.
Probably true either way. Maybe it was the same guy piloting this U-Boat that crached the Exxon Valdez.
From the looks of the photo it appears they died when their ship fell off the edge of the earth?
They should raise it and sell it to the Columbians to use for smuggling drugs to moronic Americans to shove up their noses...
Gotta hand it to those sailors. A WWI-era U-boat was not a fun place to be and many of them ended up on the bottom of the ocean.
Chumlee they may be mariners or seamen, but they are soldiers as well. Peahead!!!
Try calling a sailor a soldier or a Marine a soldier OR a sailor.
The branches of the service all have distinct designations for the members:
Air Force are airmen
Marines are Marines
Navy are sailors
Army is soldiers
You guys have just given me 10 minutes of pure laughter! Love all the funny comments going back and forth!
SP wouldve shot n skinned it
Maybe made a stew with root vegetables
Germans have big wieners
If you were all history majors, well educated and have the abillity to relate the only comment here or anywhere would be IMPEACH OBAMA. I guess no one learns from history, sad :-(o
first(semi) successful attack was by the u s's Turtle in New York Harbor during rev war
What I want to know is what does Sarah Palin have to say about this? ;-)
Seriously, it is cool that they found the sub. I would assume that it is entirely flooded by now but it would be interesting to know what it's overall condition is.
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