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Paul Pless
06-04-2013, 11:48 AM
http://www.neiu.edu/~reseller/13asubrear.jpg

Paul Pless
06-04-2013, 11:49 AM
For instance, during a prolonged depth charged attack, her commanding officer committed suicide. That act is thought to be, to this day, the only time in history that a commanding officer of a warship has killed himself during a combat operation.

Paul Pless
06-04-2013, 11:51 AM
How about this? She was the first warship captured by the United States Navy since the War of 1812. . .

bogdog
06-04-2013, 11:55 AM
My question is where did ya dredge this up?

Paul Pless
06-04-2013, 12:01 PM
the interwebs, quite enigmatic, eh?

Canoez
06-04-2013, 12:05 PM
http://www.neiu.edu/~reseller/13asubrear.jpg

u-505?

Paul Pless
06-04-2013, 12:32 PM
yes

Canoez
06-04-2013, 12:36 PM
Wanted to see that when I was in Chicago on business. Didn't get the time to do it. Still on my list.

Paul Pless
06-04-2013, 12:40 PM
Wanted to see that when I was in Chicago on business. Didn't get the time to do it. Still on my list.


Its pretty amazing. On any visit to Chicago I'd place the Museum of Science and Industry pretty high on my list of things to do and see.

Jim Bow
06-04-2013, 02:34 PM
When I was there (at a work related conference) it was all closed. They were building a cover over it and planning on some engineering to preserve it. I peered through a hole in the plywood, and a security guard started chatting. He then loaned me a hard hat and I got to enter the work area. I got to stand beside the hull and walk around the props. Very cool.
I think that part of the problem was that the boat was starting to settle and slowly cave in on itself after all those years.
Hope they got it fixed.

Full Tilt
06-04-2013, 03:02 PM
For instance, during a prolonged depth charged attack, her commanding officer committed suicide. That act is thought to be, to this day, the only time in history that a commanding officer of a warship has killed himself during a combat operation.

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What about Captain Gilmore, Commander of SS-215, USS Growler?

Canoez
06-04-2013, 03:11 PM
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What about Captain Gilmore, Commander of SS-215, USS Growler?

No. Not the same. I'd say that the distinction was that he didn't actually take his own life so much that being gravely wounded and probably unable to get below, he gave his life for his ship and crew.

Full Tilt
06-04-2013, 03:31 PM
No. Not the same. I'd say that the distinction was that he didn't actually take his own life so much that being gravely wounded and probably unable to get below, he gave his life for his ship and crew.

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Made for a heck of a movie!

Mrleft8
06-04-2013, 05:06 PM
Dude.................. You really need to get out more......

Full Tilt
06-04-2013, 05:16 PM
http://youtu.be/5tawJzoJ_t0

Paul Pless
06-04-2013, 05:22 PM
Dude.................. You really need to get out more...... funny coming from our resident agoraphobia sufferer. . .