Diving on a german E-boat

Diving on a german E-boat

Postby Jamesbee » September 24th 2014, 1:19pm

And a lot of fooling around in between, for which I apologize. The watch used was a CW-C60 in blue (no, not the LM blue, the regular blue I'm afraid) You can just make out what used to be the torpedo tubes and exit points on the wreck.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRvclV0YVa4[/youtube]

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Re: Diving on a german E-boat

Postby Jamesbee » September 24th 2014, 1:40pm

Sneak preview,

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Re: Diving on a german E-boat

Postby Tzimisces » September 24th 2014, 2:14pm

Love dive pics, especially wreck diving. Where is the E-boat located? Was it sunk in battle?
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Re: Diving on a german E-boat

Postby Jamesbee » September 24th 2014, 2:20pm

Tzimisces wrote:Love dive pics, especially wreck diving. Where is the E-boat located? Was it sunk in battle?


Sunk off Peljesac peninsula in Croatia in 1944, in the middle of nowhere. Shelled by 3 British patrol ships, she surrendered after 2 onboard deaths, the crew was saved, then she was lost as the RNV tried to salvage her. Torpedo's still on board.
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Re: Diving on a german E-boat

Postby Tzimisces » September 24th 2014, 2:44pm

Thanks!

Slight derail:
I'm fascinated by wrecks, though I don't dive. Someday, maybe.
One wreck that would be fun to see is HMS Victoria, which "lies" off of Tripoli (Syria, not Libya, not that there's much difference nowadays), sunk in1893.
She was accidentally rammed when the Admiral in charge tried a fancy maneuver without enough space between ships to pull it off. Victoria had a single, massive, turret forward, and when she sank, that great weight pulled her straight down, and she knifed into the mud bow first. She was discovered in 2004, still stuck in the mud, a vertical shipwreck.

The men are standing on the turret:
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Re: Diving on a german E-boat

Postby koimaster » September 24th 2014, 3:58pm

Nice video and photos. You do saturation diving if my memory is still working right? How deep was the E-Boat? It appears to be about 90' down. In regard to the Victoria, no lady should have her ass in the air like that. Undignified death for a ship.
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Re: Diving on a german E-boat

Postby biglove » September 24th 2014, 7:25pm

Jamesbee!!! Was just considering a post last night wondering if anyone had heard from you as of late!

Miss you around these parts.
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Re: Diving on a german E-boat

Postby Jamesbee » September 25th 2014, 12:43am

No sat diving Koi, just good old fashioned breath holding. The E-boat was about 85 foot deep.
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Re: Diving on a german E-boat

Postby Jamesbee » September 25th 2014, 12:46am

biglove wrote:Jamesbee!!! Was just considering a post last night wondering if anyone had heard from you as of late!

Miss you around these parts.


Hey mate, I have been swamped lately with stuff, but I've recently quit my job and am leaving with the family for a year off in Africa. So I'll be around a bit more I hope :)
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Re: Diving on a german E-boat

Postby biglove » September 25th 2014, 1:24am

Jamesbee wrote:
biglove wrote:Jamesbee!!! Was just considering a post last night wondering if anyone had heard from you as of late!

Miss you around these parts.


Hey mate, I have been swamped lately with stuff, but I've recently quit my job and am leaving with the family for a year off in Africa. So I'll be around a bit more I hope :)


Congrats on getting to spend time with the family!
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Re: Diving on a german E-boat

Postby svaglic » September 25th 2014, 1:32am

Jamesbee wrote:
biglove wrote:Jamesbee!!! Was just considering a post last night wondering if anyone had heard from you as of late!

Miss you around these parts.


Hey mate, I have been swamped lately with stuff, but I've recently quit my job and am leaving with the family for a year off in Africa. So I'll be around a bit more I hope :)


Watch out for those bull sharks in Africa, fresh and salt water. The closer to fresh water, the more aggressive they seem. I have been doing a small, minor bit of free diving myself. I bought the iPhone camera housing, but can't get the app to load. Hawaii has cool stuff, but nothing like where you go.
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Re: Diving on a german E-boat

Postby Wasp » September 25th 2014, 5:27am

Bulls don't play. Highest levels of testosterone in the animal kingdom. E-boats and Flak Lighters were terrors on coastal waters. Surprised they did not blow that UXO.
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Postby bedlam » September 25th 2014, 8:36am

Awesome James. Love it :-)
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Re: Diving on a german E-boat

Postby conjurer » September 25th 2014, 9:17am

Cool post, James!
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Re: Diving on a german E-boat

Postby Jamesbee » September 25th 2014, 10:23am

svaglic wrote:
Jamesbee wrote:
biglove wrote:Jamesbee!!! Was just considering a post last night wondering if anyone had heard from you as of late!

Miss you around these parts.


Hey mate, I have been swamped lately with stuff, but I've recently quit my job and am leaving with the family for a year off in Africa. So I'll be around a bit more I hope :)


Watch out for those bull sharks in Africa, fresh and salt water. The closer to fresh water, the more aggressive they seem. I have been doing a small, minor bit of free diving myself. I bought the iPhone camera housing, but can't get the app to load. Hawaii has cool stuff, but nothing like where you go.


Man I would love to get to Hawaii, there are so many awesome dive spots. Mine are pretty pedestrian in comparison. Check this guy out: http://www.youtube.com/user/blessumm I believe he is Hawaii based and has many videos of great dives.
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Re: Diving on a german E-boat

Postby Jamesbee » September 25th 2014, 10:26am

biglove wrote:
Jamesbee wrote:
biglove wrote:Jamesbee!!! Was just considering a post last night wondering if anyone had heard from you as of late!

Miss you around these parts.


Hey mate, I have been swamped lately with stuff, but I've recently quit my job and am leaving with the family for a year off in Africa. So I'll be around a bit more I hope :)


Congrats on getting to spend time with the family!


Will try and keep you guys entertained with travel stories. And yes, there WILL be poop stories. Sorry guys, but it's going to happen.
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Re: Diving on a german E-boat

Postby eddiea » November 16th 2014, 11:38am

Very, very cool man...how long have you been freediving?
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Re: Diving on a german E-boat

Postby Kahuna74 » November 16th 2014, 1:53pm

Awesome James, thanks for sharing.
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