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Erik E
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Good news for the uboat freaks :-)

Post by Erik E » 25 Mar 2003 19:44

Today, 5 "Biber" midget-submarines were found in Norway.
They were burried on shore, so they were in relatively good shape.
The Bibers were divided in sections, so there will be some restoring before they can be shown at museums..... Yesterday there were only 6 known preserved Bibers in the world, today there are 11 :D

Click here for Norwegian version + photos: http://www.fritidsnytt.no/index.pl?artID=hevetubåt&front=1

Erik

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Post by Eightball » 25 Mar 2003 20:39

Koo! A friend of mine found some info on it :
http://uboat.net/types/biber.htm

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Post by Marcus » 25 Mar 2003 20:57

Erik,

That is good news, I hope they will restored soon.

[img]http://www.fritidsnytt.no/upfiles/Ubåten%20er%20hevet%201%20lite.jpg[/img]

/Marcus

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Post by Redbaron1908 » 26 Mar 2003 02:05

I hope that these subs are restored soon too I din t know that the Germans had miget subs!

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Post by karltrowitz » 30 Mar 2003 13:49

Excellent.It just goes to show what may be lying under your feet! :D

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Post by Redbaron1908 » 30 Mar 2003 15:50

I just remembered that a couple of years ago they found a U boat here in the Gulf of Mexico. Does anyone know if it is being restored or what they are doing to it.

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