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Posted: 8/31/2015 6:29:26 PM EDT
Action of 9 February 1945

It's a pretty incredible story: with a dose of good fortune helped by stunning boldness, a young, heroic British submarine captain carried out a top secret mission to intercept a superior German U-boat on its own top secret mission to deliver highly sensitive technology to Imperial Japan.

"The action was the first and so far only battle ever to have been fought entirely under water."
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 6:59:09 PM EDT
Definitely a better story than the fake U-571.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 9:11:18 PM EDT
Balls of steel were in that brit sub commanders pants.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 9:17:12 PM EDT
Agreed. But Hollywood can't do anything except reboots.

They'd reboot "Red October" or "U-571" before they'd gamble on (GASP) a real story from the past.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 9:19:05 PM EDT
they did a whole series on a brash young sub commander

except it was in space

and his name was Kirk
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 9:19:15 PM EDT

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Agreed. But Hollywood can't do anything except reboots.



They'd reboot "Red October" or "U-571" before they'd gamble on (GASP) a real story from the past.
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Either that or they would have to add a love interest and make the lead actor conflicted about war and killing.



 
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 9:23:01 PM EDT
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Definitely a better story than the fake U-571.
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What ??? Say it ain't so.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 9:26:54 PM EDT
There was a story about this on PBS a while back if I remember...

I think the Nazi sub had lots of Mercury onboard to trade with the Japanese and the concern was the canisters would corrode and release the mercury doing damage to fishing grounds...

The British Sub Commander fired a spread of torpedo to different depths and caught the U-boat as it was in decent.   No homing torpedos or guidance, just lining up the shot and the depth to hit the bullseye...

The U-Boat definitely outclassed the British Sub, but better intelligence and command trumped technology

BIGGER_HAMMER
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 9:38:28 PM EDT
The math.....
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 10:22:40 PM EDT

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There was a story about this on PBS a while back if I remember...



I think the Nazi sub had lots of Mercury onboard to trade with the Japanese and the concern was the canisters would corrode and release the mercury doing damage to fishing grounds...



The British Sub Commander fired a spread of torpedo to different depths and caught the U-boat as it was in decent.   No homing torpedos or guidance, just lining up the shot and the depth to hit the bullseye...



The U-Boat definitely outclassed the British Sub, but better intelligence and command trumped technology



BIGGER_HAMMER
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I think I seen this on dicovery/history channel,great story.



 
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 10:26:41 PM EDT
Great story!
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 11:30:01 PM EDT
There is a shit ton of great story's waiting to be made into great movies or a mini series, but Hollywood would
rather do their best Micheal Bolton and remake shit that was a classic and should be left alone, only to fuck it up.
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