U-Boat On Slaught

cshortridge73
6th July 2012, 13:03
THEY WERE 'DEADLY' U-BOAT ON SLAUGHT "IN AMERICAN WATERS"
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Many, many times readers has asked me...."Ok, just how close did the German U-boats get to our Eastern shores?" Well my answer is always the same....and I look at these youngsters that have asked this question and say, "That is one question of many questions that I don't have a 'specific' answer for....other than saying...."Pretty Darn Close."

People don't realize that our Eastern seaboard was lite up like a Christmas tree after dark during the early part of the WW II effort.....and the U-boats would lay in wait off our shores....as the freighters would cruise down the slot...back lite by those off shore lites....the U-boats had a "Turkey shoot."

Those poor Merchant seaman didn't have a chance....and people could stand on those beaches...and many times watch these 'merchants' get hit by this U-boat slaughter of our freighters.......

Now here is another fact that many don't realize.....these U-boats could lay out off our shores for several days on end....when they stared to get a tad low on torpedoes, food, and possibly the need of medical supplies....they would be "re-provisioned" by a "Milkcow" ...[a large German supply submarine that was just going back and forth in supplying these U-boats.....which if you'd care to read..."one darn interesting article...just click this MILKCOWS (http://navalmerchantshiparticles.blogspot.com/2011/01/they-were-deadly.html)]....

So this article of mine....which you can click this title to 'give it a go' U-BOAT ONSLAUGHT (http://navalmerchantshiparticles.blogspot.com/2011/01/they-were-deadly.html) gives you some idea of what our merchant seaman went through each day when they traveled the 'slot' to get the war material in the hands of the boys fighting in distant lands.

Hope you find both articles interesting

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Boatman25
6th July 2012, 14:54
Not just the American seamen, seamen of all allied nations manned those merchant ships and got killed to you know

cshortridge73
6th July 2012, 15:06
Sorry no offense.....I only write as a hobby, so "yes" I do screw up at different times.... If all concern do not wish for me to 'offer' the articles...which do at times include "simple mistakes"....I'll surely move on down the road. I put 26 years in at sea....and I for one "honor" all sailors....whatever their country, ship, or purpose in and out of war.
Sorry Sir if I offended you.......it was not done intentionally.

alan ward
6th July 2012, 15:13
#3 Don`t worry too much mate,I only stop talking to change feet.

A.D.FROST
6th July 2012, 15:24
It was some Yankie Admiral who was not convinced of the convoy system was effective so he would not spare any escorts to guide them and because of the heavy losses he soon changed his mind and losses were kept to a minimum?(God bless them all,let us not forget them,for what they done)

cshortridge73
6th July 2012, 15:36
You are so, so right....us Yanks could not see the "Forest for the Trees" on the "convoy system".....I think it all came down to being just way to stubborn to accept someones else, other than us, had the knowledge on how to do something. So you hit the nail on the head ....we were 'dead wrong' but would not admit it!!!

stan mayes
6th July 2012, 15:55
Carry on writing Bud - we like to hear your opinions..
Admiral King was a well known Anglo-phobe and had much
'blood on his hands' before he would recognise the convoy system.
Regards
Stan

E.Martin
7th July 2012, 09:41
Carry on writing Bud - we like to hear your opinions..
Admiral King was a well known Anglo-phobe and had much
'blood on his hands' before he would recognise the convoy system.
Regards
Stan

No Limey is going to tell me what to do,or words to that effect.