Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Full Scale Ships => Topic started by: mick on June 06, 2008, 05:34:39 PM

Title: U534
Post by: mick on June 06, 2008, 05:34:39 PM
Have a look at this site, all who are interested in subs. Hope I have copied the website correctly....Mick


http://www.celticseashipping.co.uk/photofeatures/historicships/u534_100308/u534_100308.htm
Title: Re: U537
Post by: Bunkerbarge on June 06, 2008, 05:51:06 PM
The site works great many thanks, but the sub is actually the 534!

I'm glad I actually went through her before they cut it up and got a real feel for life inside.
Title: Re: U537
Post by: mick on June 06, 2008, 10:30:35 PM
not sure why I called the boat U537, anyway, here is a photo taken last year...mick
Title: Re: U537
Post by: mick on June 06, 2008, 10:34:05 PM
i would change the subject title..if i knew how....mick
Title: Re: U537
Post by: Bartapuss on June 09, 2008, 10:52:21 PM
I am undecided if cutting her up into sections like that is a good thing or not, after all the effort to bring her up in one piece in the first place, seems a step closer to becoming another engineering/maritime artifact reduced to scrap metal to me, just my thought  :-\
Title: Re: U537
Post by: farrow on June 26, 2008, 10:23:29 AM
Yes like the science museum with the old paddler tug, sectioned it then scrapped keeping only the engines.
Title: Re: U534
Post by: Shipmate60 on June 26, 2008, 10:31:29 AM
Just ask and hey presto!!

Bob
Title: Re: U534
Post by: mick on June 26, 2008, 06:55:18 PM
thanks bob, O0 here is a rear view...these are a mates photographs by the way
Title: Re: U534
Post by: bbdave on June 26, 2008, 07:08:47 PM
Where is it going? i know there's probably a link but that entails reading and i struggle without pictures  ::)
Title: Re: U534
Post by: funtimefrankie on June 26, 2008, 07:15:20 PM
This is the sub in Birkenhead. It had to be moved because the area it was in was being redeveloped. It has been sut into three sections for display at a different site.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unterseeboot_534
Title: Re: U534
Post by: bbdave on June 26, 2008, 08:27:18 PM
Oh i see. it's a shame it had to be cut though
Title: Re: U534
Post by: Bowwave on June 27, 2008, 09:45:41 AM
Progress so far. At least you'll be able to view inside the hull , with out to much of a problem .
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff272/Turrets1/IMG_8059.jpg)
Bowwave O0
Title: Re: U534
Post by: Shipmate60 on June 27, 2008, 10:10:41 AM
It is a shame to cut it up but the alternative was to scrap it.
The lesser of 2 evils.

Bob
Title: Re: U534
Post by: Bunkerbarge on June 27, 2008, 11:01:54 AM
I was lucky enough to do the tour when she was still intact but the thing is it was actually quite hazardous and so limited to able bodied people.

At least this way she will be open for everyone to see so there are advantages.  I agree it is a shame but keeping it in one piece and hence available to only a limited number might not be making the most use of the exhibit anyway.
Title: Re: U534
Post by: Colin Bishop on June 27, 2008, 11:12:05 AM
I visited HMS Ocelot at Chatham recently. This is a much later and larger boat but she is still really cramped inside and you have to swing yourself through the hatches feet first.
Title: Re: U534
Post by: farrow on July 28, 2008, 08:56:04 PM
Nice one of the Ocelot, reminded me when as a young kid at Chatham Navy Days when we would all queue up to walk through a sub. Older and wiser I why Jack was happy to stand at the bottom of the ladder to help women aboard down the ladder and up the other end (mum being married to a matelote found an excuse not to visit the sub).