Τετάρτη, 20 Απριλίου 2016

Inside a refloated U-Boat, sunk on 9 April 1945! Video and photos of U-843 raised from the seabed




German submarine U-843 was a Type IXC/40 U-boat. The submarine was laid down on 21 April 1942 at the DeSchiMAG AG Weser yard in Bremen, launched on 15 December 1942, and commissioned on 24 March 1943 under the command of Kapitänleutnant Oskar Herwartz.
After training with 4th U-boat Flotilla in the Baltic Sea, U-843 was transferred to 2nd U-boat Flotilla on 1 November 1943 for front-line service, and was transferred to 33rd U-boat Flotilla on 1 October 1944. She carried out three war patrols, sinking one ship, and was sunk by a British aircraft in April 1945. In
She carried out three war patrols, sinking one ship, and was sunk by a British aircraft in April 1945. In 1958 the wreck was raised, and then broken up at Gothenburg.

These are the footage’s details (copyright: British Pathé):
CU Pan, bows of the German U-boat submarine U-843, pan alongside of U-boat. CU Pan, side of U-Boat showing the gun.
CU Diver descending into the water, he discovered the wreck. SV The Norwegian Einar Hoevding, the man who salvaged the wreck. In the centre of picture without cap talking with other men.
SV Wreck of the conning tower, pan to the Captain of the submarine.
Captain Herwartz checking over plans for the salvage. SV Captain Herwartz in centre of picture with two other men looking over the plans. SV Pan, the deck of the submarine.

The camera comes to a stop on the periscope which is undamaged. SV Section of the deck, pan up the conning tower. TV The hatch into the conning tower and a hand a hand comes into picture holding a dual light. CU From inside the conning tower of the light, which is switched on.
TV of the inside of the conning tower as the light probes around. CU Captain Herwartz descending into the conning tower. CU Wreckage inside the sub. CU Captain Herwartz looking round inside sub.
CU Wrecked controls. SV Captain Herwartz making his way into another compartment through mud and slush. CU Glove on the floor. SV Captain Herwartz going through into another compartment.

CU Captain Herwartz picking out kitchen ladle from wreckage. CU Captain Herwartz searching. CU Shoe among slush. CU Captain Herwartz coming out of the conning tower, being helped out by another man. GV Elevated, pan along the deck of the submarine.
By Pierre Kosmidis / pierrekosmidis.blogspot.gr

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