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    Here is one of the last surviving German U Boats, U-534. Please read the attached article about the boat, and its impending fate.

    http://www.mikekemble.com/ww2/u534.html
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    Cool find!!

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    Exclamation Save and preserve the historic WW2 U-534 U-boat!

    The U-534 was the last U-boat to leave War torn Germany in WW2 and was sunk in The Kattegat. She was salvaged in 1993.

    In 1996 she was moved to the HistoricWarshipsMuseum in Birkenhead. Visitors experienced conditions and atmosphere onboard. Since the museum's closure, her fate has been in question. Now positive plans to move her come at a cost. She will be carved into sections!.........

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    I offer to all you a visit of the inside of U-534. A friend of ForumWA make it. I translate to Spanish for U-Historia.
    Os ofrezco una visita a su interior que realizó un compañero del Foro WA y traduje del Inglés.

    http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57373
    TerryG Association Member 24-06-2004, 02:59 PM

    I had posted some info about this sub last year I think but did not have any photos. Well I went back to see it once again and this time I took a camera. Bear in mind that the sub was in the water for 50 years or so. The inside has not been restored but left as found. On the outside, the tower and the periscope had been damaged by fishing nets so these were repaired as you can see by the different colours. I hope you enjoy these photos. If you are in the UK, this sub is on display in Birkenhead (not far from Liverpool if you are not sure where that is).
    He posteado el año pasado bastante información acerca de este sumergible pero me he dado cuenta que no he hecho ninguna foto. Bien, he vuelto a verle una vez más y esta vez llevo conmigo una cámara. Tengo en mente que el buque ha estado en el agua 50 años o más. El interior no está siendo restaurado, y le encuentro peor que la primera vez que lo ví. En el exterior, la vela y el periscopio han sido dañados por redes de pesca por lo cual fueron reparados tal y como se ve por los diferentes colores. Espero que disfrutéis viendo estas fotos. Si estáis en el Reino Unido, este sumergible está expuesto en Birkenhead, no lejos de Liverpool, si no estáis seguros de donde está situado.




    Una vista general lateral


    Detalle de la vela

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    The visit starts via the forward torpedo loading hatch...As you can see the wooden decking is gone and obviously the railings are there for health and safety reasons
    La visita comienza por la escotilla delantera de carga de los torpedos…..Así mismo podréis ver la plataforma de madera y obviamente las barandillas están colocadas como elementos de seguridad.


    View forward with some of the AA guns
    Vista hacia proa con algunas de las AA –Ametralladoras Antiaéreas-


    This sub was depth charged and you can see the damage. All the German sailors managed to escape but a few died from exposure, heart attack, etc.. We were told that the Captain was taken into captivity and released in 1946 and then commited suicide..Does anyone know if this is correct?
    Este sumergible fue dañado por cargas de profundidad y aquí podéis ver la muestra. Casi todos los marineros escaparon, pero unos pocos murieron por la exposición, ataques al corazón…..Oímos en las explicaciones que el capitán fue capturado y posteriormente liberado en 1946. Fue entonces cuando se suicidó. ¿Alguien sabe si esto es correcto?


    These Ek2's were found on board
    Estas Cruces de Hierro fueron encontradas a bordo

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    The markings on a plate found on board
    Las marcas de un plato encontrado a bordo


    The forward torpedo room with 4 tubes.
    Los 4 tubos lanzatorpedos de proa

    T The visit moves towards the rear of the sub. This is the next room along...can't remember The visit moves towards the rear of the sub. This is the next room along...can't remember what this was but you can see the access hatches on the floor to reach the batteries
    La visita comienza alrededor de la parte trasera del sumergible. Se ve a lo largo la próxima sala…..no recuerdo cual era, pero se aprecian perfectamente en el suelo las escotillas de acceso para la inspección de las baterías.


    This is the galley. You can see the cooker and a few tins of food above it.
    Esta es la cocina. Podéis ver las placas calentadoras y unas pocas cacerolas encima.

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    The sonar room
    La sala del sónar


    Still moving towards to rear, this is inside the main control room. We were told that the small contraption with the 2 small handles was the main direction controling device for the sub.
    Continuamos moviéndonos hacia atrás, éste es el interior de la sala de control principal. El pequeño invento con las pequeñas empuñaduras son los dispositivos de control principales del sumergible.


    Still inside the main control room, you can see the ladder leading to the tower and the periscopes and one of the way out. Up there is where the Captain would be to direct an attack. The outer shell of the tower only was rebuilt and is not part of the visit.
    Seguimos en la sala principal de control, se puede ver una escalera que sube hacia la torreta y los periscopios y una de las salidas. Arriba es donde el Comandante debía estar para dirigir un ataque. La parte exterior de la torre sólo está reconstruida y no forma parte de la visita.


    We now come to the engine room, one on each side of the narrow gangway
    Ahora entramos en la zona de los motores diesel, uno a cada lado del estrecho pasillo.

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    Now we come to the battery control room
    Ahora estamos en la zona de control de las baterías.


    This is one of the 2 toilets on board (for 52 men). This one is the rear torpedo room (the other is in the forward torpedo room). As is shown in the film Das Boot, one of the toilets would be used to store food so that leaves one toilet for the whole crew.....I guess buckets were used so can you imagine the smell...
    Este es uno de los dos W.C. a bordo (para 52 hombres) Uno está cerca de la sala de torpedos de proa, otro está cerca de la sala de torpedos de popa. Como se muestra en la película “ Das Boot”, uno de ellos era usado para despensa, con lo cual toda la tripulación tenía disponible uno solamente. Si te imaginas el uso de cubos, imaginaros el “perfume”.


    Rear torpedo room with 2 tubes
    La sala de torpedos de popa con 2 tubos


    The end of the visit via the rear torpedo loading access hatch
    El fin de la visita a través de la escotilla de carga de los torpedos de popa.

    Algunas de las muchas páginas presentes en la red acerca del U-534:
    A few of pages talking about U-534 present in Internet:
    http://www.u534.coolfreepages.com/Basis_Frame.htm
    http://www.bignotion.co.uk/~kemble/uboat534.html
    http://www.bignotion.co.uk/~kemble/uboat534-2.html
    http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_objectid=16616610&method=full&siteid=50061&head line=battle-to-save-last-u-boat-name_page.html
    http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_objectid=16628765&method=full&siteid=50061&head line=wealthy-saviour-wanted-to-bail-out-stricken-warships-name_page.html
    http://www.detektorweb.cz/index.4me?s=show&i=1914&mm=1&vd=1&PHPSSIDW=65e979b 124905023edff90a3effc1bcf
    http://www.u-historia.comà Historia à Historial Uboots à U534
    73 y buenos DX de Jan7

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