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Anniversary Exhibit On Sub Hidden In Bermuda

Anniversary Exhibit On Sub Hidden In Bermuda

It’s been 75 years since a German U-boat was captured by the US Navy and then towed 2000 miles to Bermuda, where the submarine remained secretly berthed until the end of World War Two. And Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, where the U-505 has been an exhibit since 1954, has just opened a year-long show to commemorate the anniversary... Read more of this article

Photos: Submarine Drops Off Sick Crew Member

Photos: Submarine Drops Off Sick Crew Member

The island recently had an ‘unusual’ visitor, with an American submarine traveling into Bermuda waters to drop off a sick crew member that needed medical attention. The submarine traveled close to the island, and then a local pilot boat went out to pick up the sick crew member, who was then transported to the island. Related... Read more of this article

Video: Nekton Mission’s First Submersible Dive

Video: Nekton Mission’s First Submersible Dive

Nekton’s first deep ocean scientific research mission, which is sponsored by re/insurer XL Catlin and in partnership with the Bermuda Government’s Ministry of the Environment, launched off the coast of Bermuda this week, with the action caught on camera. In a video of the launch, Greg Foot, onboard science reporter, says, “We’ve just getting... Read more of this article

History: Axis Submarine Activities During WWII

History: Axis Submarine Activities During WWII

[Part one of a series by Eric T. Wiberg] There were 143 Axis submarine patrols to the area roughly 450 nautical miles around Bermuda during World War II. These patrols resulted on attacks on 80 Allied vessels, including one naval ship [USS Gannet]. The most intense period of attacks was between January and August 1942, and the German offensives during... Read more of this article

Final Journey Of “Maldonado” Ends Off Bermuda

Final Journey Of “Maldonado” Ends Off Bermuda

On what would ultimately prove to be her final voyage, the Uruguayan vessel “Maldonado” sunk off the coast of Bermuda in 1942 after being attacked by a German sub, with some of the ship’s survivors brought to the island. At the time of the sinking, the “Maldonado” was captained by Mario Giambruno and had a crew of 49 Uruguayans. The... Read more of this article

Submarine Crew Member Brought To Bermuda

Submarine Crew Member Brought To Bermuda

Yesterday morning [Sept 25] a U.S. Navy submarine came approximately three miles east of Bermuda to transfer a crew member. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “A US Navy Submarine calls to the Deep Draught Position approximately 3 miles east of the Island. The submarine calls to conduct a crew member transfer on humanitarian... Read more of this article

Capt. Recalls Nazi WWII Sub Hidden In Bermuda

Capt. Recalls Nazi WWII Sub Hidden In Bermuda

Documents about a captured submarine that was secretly hidden in Bermuda during WWII were donated to the National Cryptologic Museum in Maryland, providing more information about the once secret operation. The Museum is affiliated with the National Security Agency [NSA], and is the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence community. NSA retiree... Read more of this article

Video: Mystery Of Sub Lost Off Bermuda In 1942

Video: Mystery Of Sub Lost Off Bermuda In 1942

A submarine that vanished after leaving Bermuda in 1942 is the subject of the “The Mystery Ship of WWII, The Surcouf” documentary from the New York-based Authority Group. Often the subject of controversy and conspiracy theories, the French sub Surcouf launched as the world’s largest submarine and, at the time of her loss, it was the greatest... Read more of this article

1950s: Submarines ‘Snort’ From Bermuda To UK

1950s: Submarines ‘Snort’ From Bermuda To UK

In what was a ground breaking operation of that era, two submarines traveled from Bermuda the United Kingdom, staying underwater the entire time using a technique Navy personnel refer to as the “snort.” “Snorting” means that the submarine is using a snorkel to to operate submerged while still taking in air from above the surface. The... Read more of this article

Historical Video: 1964 Expedition Off Bermuda

Historical Video: 1964 Expedition Off Bermuda

An underwater experiment that began off Bermuda in 1964 and was purported to have ended with the death of an aquanaut in 1969 yielded techniques which the U.S. Navy used during the Cold War. In 1964, SeaLab I was lowered a few miles off the coast of Bermuda, with the experimental underwater habitat developed by the U.S. Navy to research the effects... Read more of this article

Espionage Thriller Was Set In Wartime Bermuda

Espionage Thriller Was Set In Wartime Bermuda

There’s something fishy going on in wartime Bermuda — something codenamed “Wahoo” and involving both the Nazis and a renegade Free French submarine stationed on the island. In the 1944 bestseller “Bermuda Calling”, American novelist David Garth used the then recent disappearance of the giant submarine “Surcouf” [pictured]... Read more of this article

New Theory On Sub Lost After Leaving Bermuda

New Theory On Sub Lost After Leaving Bermuda

Called the “Flying Dutchman” of World War Two after the mythical ghost ship which can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever, when the giant French submarine “Surcouf” left Bermuda for the last time in February, 1942 she became the stuff of legend. The fate of “Surcouf” — the largest submarine... Read more of this article

Requiem Honoured Bermuda Sub Disaster Victim

Requiem Honoured Bermuda Sub Disaster Victim

One of the most poignant classical music pieces of the 20th century was dedicated to — and partially inspired by — a British naval officer lost at sea off Bermuda aboard the Free French submarine  “Surcouf” in 1942. Sub-Lieutenant Roger Burney [1919-1942] was the British Naval Liason Officer [BNLO] aboard the ill-fated submarine... Read more of this article