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Realjambo
09-10-2006, 06:09 AM
This link will take you to an account from a Petty Officer served on the Destoyer HMS Bulldog. Makes fascinating reading, especially when they pull in to refuel in the neutral Azores, only to find a German U-boat doing the same thing!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/63/a2131363.shtml

Realjambo
09-10-2006, 06:09 AM
This link will take you to an account from a Petty Officer served on the Destoyer HMS Bulldog. Makes fascinating reading, especially when they pull in to refuel in the neutral Azores, only to find a German U-boat doing the same thing!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/63/a2131363.shtml

VikingGrandad
09-10-2006, 08:45 AM
Great find RJ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Interesting info about the convoy/escort exchange in Reykjavik. I wonder if this kind of activity is modelled in SH3's campaign (or in GW)?

I was surprised to read that they decided to rejoin the convoy after the U-boat sank. The convoy was one escort short and they had lost the captured U-boat, but they still had the most important prize onboard with them. Why not minimise the risk of losing something so important and continue back to Reykjavik? Thankfully, they and the whole convoy made it home. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bootsmann0815
09-10-2006, 09:04 AM
They were not really aware of the importance of their find. What they got from U 110 was stuffed into boxes and stowed. The real importance was only realised when an expert from Bletchley had a look at the material and the machine after HMS Bulldog reached Scapa on 13 May.
(see Stephen Harper, "Capturing Enigma", Sutton Publishing Ltd., 1999, chapter 2).

VikingGrandad
09-10-2006, 09:05 AM
Whilst searching for news of the U-534 wreck on the icLiverpool website, I found some interesting Battle of the Atlantic stories:

Britain's Unsung Survivors (http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/entertainment/previewsandreviews/tm_objectid=16427405%26method=full%26siteid=50061-name_page.html)

The forgotten tragedy of Liverpool shipping (http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/expats/localhistory/tm_objectid=15427094%26method=full%26siteid=50061-name_page.html)

Friendship born out of wartime (http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_objectid=13906375%26method=full%26siteid=50061-name_page.html)

Wartime Britain would have starved but for these heroes (http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/expats/localhistory/tm_objectid=12905874%26method=full%26siteid=50061-name_page.html)

Britain's fate sealed beneath the streets (http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_objectid=12901676%26method=full%26siteid=50061-name_page.html)

Ocean war: A sailor's story (http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_objectid=12898838%26method=full%26siteid=50061-name_page.html)

Ark Royal find of major importance (http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_objectid=12470283%26method=full%26siteid=50061-name_page.html)

My night of terror in Battle of Atlantic]My night of terror in Battle of Atlantic (http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_objectid=11997498%26method=full%26siteid=50061-name_page.html)

Still no news of U-534's future though. Perhaps no news is good news http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Realjambo
09-10-2006, 02:02 PM
Some great links there VK, thanks for those http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif