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 Post subject: ...the Hunley...finally full views
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:40 pm 
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...they finally removed all the junk they had around it supporting it since it was raised....nice pics-and links to more...

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/new-vie ... r-in-2000/

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 Post subject: Re: ...the Hunley...finally full views
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:44 pm 
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What a death trap! SW

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 Post subject: Re: ...the Hunley...finally full views
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:16 pm 
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fantastic post , i had seen where she had been raised and was in process of preservation , i did not see the story of interment of the valant souls lost , and i did not see the story that should have been written of their valor ,

these were americans , yes not as some might see as patriotic , but after nearly 150 years - its time to respect them as just that , a very vital part of our history and respected for what they did in their american beliefs , they were just democrats after all


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 Post subject: Re: ...the Hunley...finally full views
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:13 am 
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NebrHogger wrote:
What a death trap! SW


Us bubble heads ain't skeeeeerd o' nuthin ;)

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 Post subject: Re: ...the Hunley...finally full views
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tell me ET that would have been a good assignment ......

my deceased FIL who went under the pole on the nautilus might well have had second thoughts presented with that rig - in that time , im not so certain the sailors of the day were not staunchly committed to surface service ....

but it was the dawn of a new era - one that today is common place , yet i still think extra thanks are vin order to those that serve in the silent service


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 Post subject: Re: ...the Hunley...finally full views
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Well seeing that it sank (unintentionally) twice prior, it may not have been the best 'billet' in the CS Navy, but those men were dedicated to a cause & probably knew they might not return :-?

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 Post subject: Re: ...the Hunley...finally full views
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"Bubbleheads ain't skurred of anything."

Did you know the Brits had a steam powered sub in WW1? It did not work out well. Not many survived it. SW

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Didn't know that. Did know that Germany introduced the Diesel/Electric 'boot' in 1912.

Germany had a Sub that sunk on it's first sea-trials in 1850. It was man powered by a crew of 3 & designed to stop a Dutch naval blockade.

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 Post subject: Re: ...the Hunley...finally full views
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I did read that the WW1 Kraut subs were called "pig boats". For a reason. SW

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 Post subject: Re: ...the Hunley...finally full views
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If you went into the chief's quarters (goat locker) on ours you would know why :lol

I hated doing wake up call in there......made your eyes burn :-o

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 Post subject: Re: ...the Hunley...finally full views
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You submariners have my respect. Not a thing I could do myself. I'll step out of an airplane or chopper with a parachute but not lock myself up in a steel tube. That takes a special something I don't have.


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