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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse02 Jan 2019 11:59 a.m. PST





RudyNelson05 Jan 2019 10:16 a.m. PST

I went to the Science and Technology Muesem in Munich Germany. One exhibit was of a U-boat which was cut open from stem to stern. It was very interesting.

A decade later I was able to board and take a tour through a US WW2 submarine at Mobile Bay. USS Drum. It was mighty small.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse05 Jan 2019 11:59 a.m. PST



hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2019 5:22 p.m. PST

U505; Chicago, IL, USA:



Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2019 10:15 a.m. PST

I've been aboard both the U-505 in Chicago and the USS Drum in two places, the Navy Yard in Washington DC and the Battleship Alabama Memorial Park in Mobile, and all I can say is "No way!" The very idea of being underwater in a tiny tube with no windows makes my blood run cold.

That said, the Drum is pretty small but the U-505 is even smaller; I'm 6'2" and the only place I could stand up straight in the U-boat was next to the periscope.


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