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Monday, July 02, 2007

Lucky 13th Episode Of "Hey, Shipwreck"

I'm over at my sister's house here in Nebraska, where they actually have high-speed internet, so I was able to see what's going on in the world. The most important thing I saw in my brief run through all my sites is that the 13th episode of the space submarine saga "Hey, Shipwreck" just got posted. Here it is:

I couldn't figure out how to turn on the speakers on my sister's computer, so I don't know what this episode is about, but it looks like they're finally off the boat.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI: From a mailing list I am on.

I will try to get more info from the list

Note: "Shch" is better transliteration, rather than SC - it is one
single letter of the Cyrillic Russian alphabet.

Soviet WWII sub wreck found in Baltic Sea

A Finnish-Swedish search team has found the wreck of a Soviet
submarine sunk by the Finnish navy in the Baltic Sea during World War

The Soviet SC305 was fired on and rammed by a Finnish submarine in
November 1942, sending it to the bottom in Swedish territorial waters
off the island of Aland.

"SC305 went down with the bow into the mud and is in a good shape
considering the circumstances," the search party said in a statement.
"The origin of the wreck and its marking was verified by film from an
ROV (remotely operated vehicle)."

The Soviet submarine, one of many used to prowl shipping lanes in the
Baltic Sea during the war, was found at a depth of 136 meters (446
feet). All the 38 crew members were reported lost when submarine sank.

Bjorn Rosenlof, a spokesman for the privately funded team, said it
first located the wreck last year using leads to the position found
in Finnish archives, but only managed to identify it after returning
to get more images two weeks ago.

"When we got the ROV in just right and could read the letters (the
submarine's insignia) it was just an incredible feeling that can't be
described in words," he told Reuters.

They were not able to dive to the wreck as it was too deep.

The team said it considered the site a war memorial and had only
given the exact position of the wreck to Swedish authorities, leaving
it to them to decide if the information should be published.

The Baltic Sea is littered with wrecks from both World Wars which saw
Russian and Soviet forces battled the German navy for control of the
transport routes across it.

Uncle Pete

7/03/2007 8:40 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The story above was a Reuters News Story.

The "Note" was from the person who posted on the mailing list, not me.

Uncle Pete

7/04/2007 9:57 AM


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