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I shall call him…Channy

submarine

Engineers working for Scottish Power found this submarine in the North Channel off the coast of Scotland, and they weren’t even looking for it. It’s near a place called Stranraer (Elmer Fudd couldn’t hitchhike to here if his life depended on it).

It’s either UB-85 or its sister boat UB-82 – apparently, with the paintjob worn off, it would be impossible to tell the difference. Both were WWI wrecks. Everyone’s hoping it’s UB-85, because that one was scuttled by a sea monster. Okay, scuttled by the British Navy after the German crew surrendered, but it had been unable to dive because of sea monster damage.

The German captain described it thusly: “large eyes, set in a horny sort of skull. It had a small head, but with teeth that could be seen glistening in the moonlight”.

All the officers emptied their sidearms into it and it swam away, but it had damaged the forward deck plating so they couldn’t submerge. They had to float around waiting for the inevitable. The Royal Navy scooped up the crew and sank the u-boat, apparently without examining it first. I don’t suppose there’s anything left to see now.

I had a poke around, but the story just came out today and that’s all there is to it so far.

Comments


Comment from Some Vegtable
Time: October 19, 2016, 9:36 pm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gb2zIR2rvRQ

 


Comment from Niña
Time: October 19, 2016, 11:04 pm

I’m guessing Nessie was fighting in the home guard, then.

 


Comment from Sabrina Chase
Time: October 20, 2016, 12:32 am

Seriously, a sea monster??? Life imitates fiction, in this case MY fiction. At least I thought I was making it up. Why did I not know about this? This site contains a veritable plethora of obscurity, weirdness, and chickens.

 


Comment from Davem123
Time: October 20, 2016, 2:13 am

We prefer to think of it as CHICKENS, obscurity and weirdness.

 


Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: October 20, 2016, 11:26 pm

Anybody think to ask Captain Nemo about this?

Though actually Nemo would have been fighting on the side of the Germans.

 


Comment from AliceH
Time: October 23, 2016, 12:58 pm

Update: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3862842/SOLVED-mystery-World-War-U-Boat-condemned-depths-savaged-sea-monster.html

Spoiler:

Not a sea monster.

 

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