Block Island’s U-boat

Saturday, May 22, 2021@17:19-THE GERMAN KREIGSMARINE W.W.II U-BOATS, THE GREY WOLVES, NOT ONLY DURING OPERATION PAUKENSCHLAG…DRUMBEAT I and II; THOUGH, ALL THE WAY FROM 1942, TO SURRENDER…AFTER V.E. DAY/THE WAR WAS OVER, IN MAY, 1945…THE IRON COFFINS/U-BOATS PROWLED AMERICAN AND CANADIAN WATERS, WITH POTENT and SKILLFULL ATTACKS ON ALLIED WARSHIPS and MERCHANT VESSELS, INCLUDING SOME FIGHTING WITH ALLIED WARPLANES/BOMBERS, THAT WERE FLYING ANTI-SUBMARINE PATROL…WITH COASTAL COMMANDS, and/or AIRCRAFT-ESCORT CARRIER BASED!!!

IF, THE GERMAN HIGH CHAIN OF COMMAND, with Adolf Hitler’s BLESSINGS; JUST WOULD HAVE GIVEN THE KREIGSMARINE…U-BOAT ARM…TOP PRIORITY…IN U-BOAT BUILDING, INDUSTRY, PERSONNEL, and ALL etc.s, THESE WOLVES OF THE HIGH SEA..COULD and WOULD HAVE BROUGHT GERMANY and THE AXIS, VICTORY; AS BEING THE ONLY AXIS MILITARY BRANCH…BEING CAPABLE OF DOING SO, DURING THE W.W.II/1939-1945…LONGEST and MOST DECISIVE CAMPAIGN, CONCERNING ALL OF W.W.II…THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC!!!

Blog Credit: Random Thoughts From Shipguy.

Yours Aye: Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Random Thoughts From Shipguy

Midway between the low hump of Block Island and a rocky point called Judith, lie the remnants of the final skirmish of World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic.

Sixty-seven years ago, in early May 1945, the paths of an ambitious German submarine captain and the worn-out, rusty hulk of a coastal collier crossed. Now, both rest on the sandy bottom of the Atlantic, near the Rhode Island coast.

The submarine U-853 was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy in June 1943. She was a long-range type IXC submarine, 252 feet long and 23 feet in diameter, and carried a crew of 55 men.

The pressure hull of the U-Boat was shaped like a large, iron cigar. Saddle tanks for fuel and ballast lined her sides. All this was encased in a streamlined, steel envelope and topped by a wooden deck.

At 6-foot-10, Captain Helmut Fromsdorf was exceedingly tall for…

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Brian MURZA/Killick Vison is battleoftheatlantic19391945; W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PRESENT DAY NAVAL-MILITARY ANALYST, from Canada.

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