U-864

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U-864

Post by Erik E » 08 Oct 2005 17:37

As the Norwegian Kystverket are trying to find a solution for the 60-70 tons of Mercury in U-864, some sonarphotos have been released:

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Post by Andreas » 08 Oct 2005 17:45

http://uboat.net/announce.html?story=50

Was it normal for U-Boats to carry 64 tons of mercury?

Strange.

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Post by Robb » 09 Oct 2005 13:17

Hi Andreas,

Japan was very short of Mercury which was supplied to them by German U-Boats, inside the pressure hull I believe, and which returned to Germany with cargoes of Tin and Rubber which were short in Germany. A number of U-Boats made these trips, which goes to show the extraordinary lengths people will go to obtain rare materials during war time! I cannot remeber the source offhand, but it was in a book written by a former U-Boat capitan I think. When I get some time, I will go to the local library and see if I can find it.

Regards from Downunder! Robb

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Post by Andreas » 14 Oct 2005 09:31

Thanks a lot for the information Robb.

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Post by Robb » 14 Oct 2005 10:06

Hi Andreas,

Glad to be able to assist :D Keep up the good work; all the Moderators and Administrator make this a great site.


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Post by Andreas » 14 Oct 2005 10:16

Thanks for the compliments too Robb.

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Andreas

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