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WWII U-Boat Bunker, Bordeaux, France

WWII U-Boat Bunker, Bordeaux, France

This base is a bit special as it's an inland port, 60 miles from the coast.

Admiral Dönitz decided during the summer of 1941 to also a build a protective bunker in Bordeaux. Construction began in September 1941.

The bunker was 245m wide, 162m long and 19 m high. Above the pens the roof was 5.6m thick and 3.6m thick above the rear servicing area. The first U-boat to use...
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The former Blackburn Aircraft Factory at Broadmeadow

The former Blackburn Aircraft Factory at Broadmeadow

Construction of these factory buildings began in 1937, as a result of a business partnership between Sir Maurice Denny, Managing Director of the Dumbarton firm Denny Shipbuilders, and Robert Blackburn, of Yorkshire's Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Company. The site on which the factory stood was called Barge Park; completed machines would be taken across the River Clyde by barge to Abbotsinch ai...
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Lockheed P-3 Orion near the Maine coast

Lockheed P-3 Orion near the Maine coast

The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a maritime patrol aircraft used by numerous navies and air forces around the world, primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, anti-surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare.
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Strépy-Thieu boat lift

Strépy-Thieu boat lift

The Strépy-Thieu boat lift (French: L'ascenseur funiculaire de Strépy-Thieu) lies on a branch of the Canal du Centre in the municipality of Le Rœulx, Hainaut, Belgium. With a height difference of 73.15 metres (240.0 ft) between the upstream and downstream reaches, it is the tallest boat lift in the world, and will remain so until the Three Gorges dam boat lift in China is finished.

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Torpedo Storage Bunker Bpt.77

Torpedo Storage Bunker Bpt.77

This German bunker of the type Sk, was used to store torpedo's. The outer walls are 2.50 meters thick and the roof is 3 meters.<br>
Address:Kromhoutstraat, IJmuiden
http://www.ww2museums.com/article/5976
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Aerial Photograph of Pearl Harbor, 17 January 1941

Aerial Photograph of Pearl Harbor, 17 January 1941

From: Honolulu (Okuda)
To: Tokyo (Gaimudaijin)
16 January, 1941
(J17 K6)
#011 (2 parts, complete)
Re my #008*.

1. The capital ships returned to Pearl Harbor immediately. The Pennsylvania arrived on the 14th.

2. The number of vessels seen in the harbor on the morning of the 16th was as follows: 5 battleships (Mississippi, New Mex...
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Speed Boat

Speed Boat

This boat is travelling really fast. Has a big wake (bigger than the boat itself).
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NAS Richmond, Miami, FL

NAS Richmond, Miami, FL

Commissioned September 15, 1942 and named for the sawmill community, which it replaced, NAS Richmond became the world’s largest blimp base. Located on 2,107 acres nineteen miles southwest of Miami’s central business district, the need for this facility came from the Nazi U-boat threat to Allied merchant marine. To provide anti-submarine patrol, rescue, escort and utility services in this area, ...
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USS Becuna - Submarine

USS Becuna - Submarine

USS Becuna (SS/AGSS-319), an example of the standard fleet-type Balao class submarine of World War II, Becuna was commissioned in May, 1944 and conducted five wartime patrols with the U.S. Seventh Fleet. Becuna sank the 7500 ton freighter Nichiyoku Maru, two small coastal freighters, assisted USS Hawkbill with the sinking of the oiler Tokuwa Maru, and damaged another oiler. The submarine also s...
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EC-FMC PBY Catalina

EC-FMC PBY Catalina

PBY Catalina was the United States Navy designation for an American and Canadian-built flying boat of the 1930s and 1940s. PB stands for Patrol Bomber, with Y being Consolidated Aircraft’s manufacturer identification. It could be equipped with depth charges, bombs, torpedoes, and .50 caliber machine guns and was one of the most widely used multi-role aircraft of World War II. Catalinas served w...
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Gustorf Boat House

Gustorf Boat House

Edmund B. Gustorf Boat House
Built in 1922 by a traveling salesman and marine enthusiast, this landlocked boat on the city's east side has never seen the water, although the Milwaukee River flows enticingly nearby. The "boat" is roughly 65 ft long with a beam of 18 ft....
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Boat Collision

Boat Collision

A boat rams into the side of another boat, Russia.
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