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Author:  BarnacleBill [ Mon Oct 08, 2007 16:49 pm ]
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Apparently she is to be cut into 3 pieces and have perspex stuck over the holes so we can all peek inside.

Naaa, better to leave her in one piece I say! Probably all ready happened now. :cry:

http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liv ... _page.html

Author:  Sean [ Mon Oct 08, 2007 17:11 pm ]
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Author:  Hoover [ Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:42 am ]
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Do anyone has pics from her now?

Author:  uboot mann [ Tue Oct 30, 2007 0:11 am ]
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I can accept a write-off being carved up but not a whole u-boat.

pure historic vandalism or educational material.... left to ones opinion I suppose? :roll:

Author:  schultze [ Tue Oct 30, 2007 19:47 pm ]
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A disgrace. Bloody vandalism.

Author:  balck [ Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:22 am ]
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Glad I got to go inside her when she was in one peice, Probably the Health & Safety mob got its claws into it :(


Author:  BrianB [ Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:30 pm ]
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At the Whitby 'Spirit of the 40s' weekend(last weekend- 18-20 April), I was talking to another reenactor whose 21stC impression is as a Arts Coordinator in Liverpool.
He said the story of the U-boat was, the trust that owned went bankrupt, it was cut up because they(?), couldn't find a transporter big enough to move it in one piece.
The cuts have been made along the original welds so in future it could be welded back together.
He said that everyone involved in the Arts and Museum world in Liverpool begged the authorities not to destroy the integrity of the U-Boat up but they were dealing with people who have no sense of history. :(
After all 'its not like it is RN is it?', seemed to be the attitude. At least it didn't go for razor blades.

Author:  BarnacleBill [ Fri Apr 25, 2008 14:04 pm ]
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Thanks for the update Brian

Author:  Glynn [ Thu Jun 04, 2009 23:09 pm ]
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I agree with you all about the butchering of one of the few remaining U-Boats left in exsistance today...
But I have just recently visited U-534 (the U-Boat story) and its been done very well..(not quite sure how it cost £5 million though?)..
But if you happen to find yourself in Birkenhead.. its well worth the £5.00..
Though I think it would be a much better visitor experience if they had some guys in KM uniform interacting with the public every now and then, prehaps on special anniversary occasions, for instance the Atlantic war commemerations, D-Day events and the such ...( maybe Kevin and the guys from the U-Boat society could offer thier services?..) I think that it would go down a treat with the public...

Author:  Volkswagen [ Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:56 am ]
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All very interesting - I had heard that the reason for cutting her up was the DDA, if you've got an exhibit you have to be able to get the "raspberry ripples" round it!!

Author:  schafer12 [ Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:46 am ]
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Here we go, this is the latest concerning the U-534 (type 1X U-boat):-


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