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    Default Kriegsmarine U534, Birkenhead

    One of the last U-boats to leave Germany after the surrender, U534 was sunk by a Liberator bomber. There were rumours of a high-level German official escaping the crumbled Nazi empire inside the vessel, but no documents or artefacts relating to this rumour were found when the ship was salvaged.

    I managed to get these photos during one of the last tours when it was at the Historic Warships museum in Birkenhead.




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    Quote Originally Posted by snappel View Post
    One of the last U-boats to leave Germany after the surrender, U534 was sunk by a Liberator bomber. There were rumours of a high-level German official escaping the crumbled Nazi empire inside the vessel, but no documents or artefacts relating to this rumour were found when the ship was salvaged.

    I managed to get these photos during one of the last tours when it was at the Historic Warships museum in Birkenhead.


    That U-Boat should be protected from further corrosion. The perfect place for those ships is West Waterloo/Princes and Princes Half-Tide Docks. The fools filled them in to canal boat depths. No idea whatsoever.
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    I know, it's ridiculous. What better place for a museum on shipping than on Liverpool's waterfront? Why couldn't they have moved to Prince's half-tide... that would have been immense, and a crowd puller...

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    Quote Originally Posted by snappel View Post
    I know, it's ridiculous. What better place for a museum on shipping than on Liverpool's waterfront? Why couldn't they have moved to Prince's half-tide... that would have been immense, and a crowd puller...
    It needs intelligence and joined up thinking. Somthing Liverpool city council and its planners are devoid of.
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    Excellent pics Sanppel
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    Hi Snappel

    Very interesting photographs. Thank you!

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