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This came across my desk today. It’s a map of the 1,100 known wrecks along the South Coast of England between 1914 and 1918.


It speaks to the brutal efficacy of the u-boat blockade that very nearly starved Britain in the Great War.

The Maritime Archaeology Trust has gotten a grant to work with diving clubs to crowd-research identifying some of these wrecks from the bzillions of artefacts they’ve brought up. I haven’t looked at the particulars, so I don’t know if it’s something a Yank might be permitted to join from the comfort of his favorite armchair.

The project’s main website is here (the site is well worth a browse even if you don’t want to participate).

If you just want to look at cool pictures, the Maritime Archaeology Trust’s Sketchfab site is here. Sketchfab is for 3D, so you can make their models go ’round and ’round.

RimrockR wins the dick! John Glenn dead at 95. What say ye — is there time to queue up another Dead Pool for tomorrow, or would you feel rushed?

The ‘ayes’ have it — new Dead Pool Round 92. Tomorrow. 6WBT. Be here!


Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: December 8, 2016, 9:03 pm

Go for it, Wheeze. I’m in.

Comment from Bob B
Time: December 8, 2016, 9:12 pm

John Glenn has died. I think someone had him.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 8, 2016, 9:27 pm

Yep. It’s at the end of the post. Just debating if there’s enough time for a new Dead Pool.

I’ve got one yes 🙂

Comment from dissent
Time: December 8, 2016, 9:33 pm

I’m ready.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 8, 2016, 9:36 pm

I’m ready! I always have my standard pick David Rockefeller Sr. on hand (but I hope not for long) whether or not I take 10 or 15 minutes scanning the news for some used-to-be sleb barely keeping a hospice bed warm.

The question, Mme. Ermine, is are YOU ready?

Comment from p2
Time: December 8, 2016, 9:40 pm

cue it up!!! im gettin tired of not gettin dicked….

Comment from Janna
Time: December 8, 2016, 9:45 pm

I’m ready, question is, is Kirk Douglas ready?

Comment from Hutch
Time: December 8, 2016, 9:56 pm

I’m up for it too.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: December 8, 2016, 10:24 pm

I did not know the u-boats of the first world war were that effective. They usually attacked on the surface (as I remember the telling of it) with a deck gun.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: December 8, 2016, 10:26 pm

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 8, 2016, 10:30 pm

Moar dick! Dead Pool!

Comment from RushBabe
Time: December 8, 2016, 10:30 pm

Let’s hear it for the end of 2016! I honestly thought this was the REAL cover when I saw it a few days ago.


Comment from Bob B
Time: December 8, 2016, 11:46 pm

Why, oh, why, couldn’t it have been Nancy Pelosi?
I’m ready.

Comment from Nina
Time: December 9, 2016, 12:28 am

I’m glad the matter was decided before I could chime in!

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: December 9, 2016, 12:29 am

I will get up at 4.30 in the morning to pick Zha Zha.
Bing it on.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: December 9, 2016, 1:32 am

Fire it up. If they snooze they lose. Dick, that is.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 9, 2016, 3:27 am

World War I continues to fascinate and horrify me with its scale.

Here’s a list of the top German U-Boat commanders of WWI. These 37 commanders sank almost 6 million tons of shipping during the war.


Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: December 9, 2016, 9:21 am

I wonder if any of them have WWII victims alongside, or on top of them?

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