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    Default Thetis Disaster, June 1, 1939

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    Snappel's wonderful photographs of Kriegsmarine U534 raised and being exhibited in Birkenhead reminded me of another submarine disaster, the loss of HMS Thetis which was sunk off the Great Orme while undergoing sea trials after sailing out of Liverpool Bay. See Thetis and Thunderbolt and HMS Thetis on Anglesey Heritage Site.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hello everyone

    Snappel's wonderful photographs of Kriegsmarine U534 raised and being exhibited in Birkenhead reminded me of another submarine disaster, the loss of HMS Thetis which was sunk off the Great Orme while undergoing sea trials after sailing out of Liverpool Bay. See Thetis and Thunderbolt and HMS Thetis on Anglesey Heritage Site.

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    Mr V who lived in our street was on the Cock tug (Cock was the company) that was over the sub all the time. He could hear people banging on the hull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hello everyone

    Snappel's wonderful photographs of Kriegsmarine U534 raised and being exhibited in Birkenhead reminded me of another submarine disaster, the loss of HMS Thetis which was sunk off the Great Orme while undergoing sea trials after sailing out of Liverpool Bay.
    Chris
    If you ever get to Fort Perch Rock in New Brighton, they have a small but fascinating museum exhibitiopn featuring Thetis.
    Gerry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Jones View Post
    If you ever get to Fort Perch Rock in New Brighton, they have a small but fascinating museum exhibitiopn featuring Thetis.
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    Hi Gerry

    Many thanks for the heads up about the exhibit on the Thetis at Fort Perch Rock. I will try to check it out next time I am on Merseyside.

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    Alright Simon.
    A couple of poor quality pics taken years ago in Fort Perch Rock. I think the Thetis exhibition is permanent if you fancy a visit.




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    Have read the book very sad a lot of cock-ups many more could have been saved but for but for thebumbeling from the navy. They actually had the stern out of the water at one stage ....very tragic
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