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Where Variegated Dare: The Hunt for the Last U-Boat by Ingramcontent

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In the tradition of Shadow Divers, this is the gripping true account of the search for German U-boat U-550, the last unfound, diveable wreck of a U-boat off the United States coast, and the battle in which it was sunk.
On April 16, 1944, the SS Pan Pennsylvania was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-550 off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. In return the sub was driven to the surface with depth charges, and then sent to the bottom of the ocean by three destroyer escorts that were guarding the naval convoy. For more than sixty years the location of the U-boat’s wreck eluded divers.
In 2012, a team found it—the last undiscovered U-boat in dive-able waters off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, more than three hundred feet below the surface.
This is the story of their twenty-year quest to find this "Holy Grail" of deep-sea diving and their tenacious efforts to dive on this treacherous wreck—and of the stunning clash at sea that sealed its doom and brought the Battle of the Atlantic to America’s doorstep.

True 8 x 10 Inch Glossy Photo of the U-853 German U-Boat - Sunk May 5, 1945 off of Block Island, RI by USS Atherton & USS Moberly by MyScubaShop

  • Complement: 48 to 56
  • Draft: 4.7 m (15 ft - 5 in)
  • Length....<BR>76.8 m (252 ft - 0 in) o/a<BR>58.7 m (192 ft - 7 in)...


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This historical 8 x 10 inch glossy photo of the German U-Boat U-853 is from a personal collection of hundreds of ships and shipwreck photos produced in the late 1970's and early 80's. All photos have been protected by glassine envelopes in a temperature/humidity controlled environment and they look as glossy as the day they were produced.

The U-853 claimed the last victim of the Atlantic war in US waters, and then became the last U-boat sunk in US waters - all after the official end of the war. Either her captain never got the news, or he didn't care. Towards the end of the war, when most of the older commanders had been lost, U-boats were often captained by youthful ( brainwashed ) Nazi fanatics, a number of whom fought on even after the surrender.

In any case, we'll never know, as a Navy task force that happened to be in the area turned their full attention to the situation and sank the U-853 in short order with all hands lost. In fact, they did enough damage to sink her several times over. Today the sub lies intact and upright on the bottom, with two large blast holes in the hull. The first is just forward of the conning tower with a diameter equal to the width of the hull. The second is of similar size near the stern. It is easy to drop down into either hole and look around, but penetrating further into the confines of the hull would be much more difficult.


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Steven F. Udvar-Unclear Center: View of south hangar, including B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay", a glimpse of the Air France Concorde, and many others
Steven F. Udvar-Unclear Center: View of south hangar, including B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay", a glimpse of the Air France Concorde, and many others
Quoting Smithsonian Patriotic Air and Space Museum | Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay": Boeing's B-29 Superfortress was the most experienced propeller-driven bomber of World War II and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Although designed to fight in the European theater, the B-29 found its slot on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a variety of aerial weapons: conventional bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two atomic weapons. On August 6, 1945, this Martin-built B-29-45-MO dropped the first atomic weapon used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, Bockscar (on open out at the U.S. Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio) dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Enola Gay flew as the move up weather reconnaissance aircraft that day. A third B-29, The Great Artiste, flew as an observation aircraft on both missions. Transferred from the Cooperative States Air Force. Manufacturer: Boeing Aircraft...
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Steven F. Udvar-Vague Center: View over World War Two aviation wing, including Japanese planes and B-29 Enola Gay
Steven F. Udvar-Vague Center: View over World War Two aviation wing, including Japanese planes and B-29 Enola Gay
See more photos of this, and the Wikipedia article. Details, quoting from Smithsonian Resident Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy | Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko (Moonlight) IRVING: Originally designed as a three-fundament, daylight escort fighter plane by the Nakajima Aeroplane Company, Ltd., and flown in 1941, the IRVING was modified as a night fighter in May of 1943 and missile down two American B-17 bombers to prove its capability. The Gekko (meaning moonlight) was redesigned to hold only two crewmen so that an upward firing gun could be mounted where the non-participant once sat. Nearly five hundred J1N1 aircraft, including prototypes, escort, reconnaissance, and night fighters were built during World War II. A sizeable tally were also used as Kamikaze aircraft in the Pacific. The few that survived the war were scrapped by the Allies. This J1N1 is the last remaining in the world. It was transported from Japan to the U.S. where it was depart tested by the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1946. The...
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Steven F. Udvar-Nebulous Center: Vought F4U-1D Corsair, with P-40 Warhawk in background
Steven F. Udvar-Nebulous Center: Vought F4U-1D Corsair, with P-40 Warhawk in background
Quoting Smithsonian Federal Air and Space Museum | Vought F4U-1D Corsair : By V-J Day, September 2, 1945, Corsair pilots had amassed an 11:1 kill relationship against enemy aircraft. The aircraft's distinctive inverted gull-wing design allowed ground clearance for the huge, three-bladed Hamilton Benchmark Hydromatic propeller, which spanned more than 4 meters (13 feet). The Pratt and Whitney R-2800 radial engine and Hydromatic propeller was the largest and one of the most substantial engine-propeller combinations ever flown on a fighter aircraft. Charles Lindbergh flew bombing missions in a Corsair with Seagoing Air Group 31 against Japanese strongholds in the Pacific in 1944. This airplane is painted in the colors and markings of the Corsair Sun Setter, a Seafaring close-support fighter assigned to the USS Essex in July 1944. Transferred from the United States Navy. Fabricator: Vought Aircraft Company Date: 1940 Country of Origin: United States of America Dimensions: Overall: 460 x...
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