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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

Thriller Tries To Solve Submarine Mystery

Thriller Tries To Solve Submarine Mystery

The disappearance of the giant Free French submarine “Surcouf” after she departed Bermuda in 1942 provides the point of departure for a new sailing thriller. American author Christine Kling’s Caribbean novel “Circle of Bones”  is based on one of the most enduring mysteries of World War Two [1939-1945]. The French submarine... Read more of this article

Hunting Nazi Submarines Out Of Bermuda

Hunting Nazi Submarines Out Of Bermuda

A former New York state legislator recalls his days duelling with Nazi U-Boats off Bermuda during the Second World War in a profile published in the “Buffalo News” today [Jan. 23]. Inspired by a family tradition of military service,  engineering student Walter J. Floss Jr. enlisted in the US Naval Reserve on his 17th birthday, February... Read more of this article

US Vet Recalls U-Boat Brought To Bermuda

US Vet Recalls U-Boat Brought To Bermuda

A Washington State war veteran initially thought he was hearing things when the captain of his aircraft carrier told the crew to board and capture a surfaced German submarine that was then secretly towed to Bermuda during World War Two. Don Baker, 87, an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate First Class serving on the USS “Guadalcanal”, now lives... Read more of this article

Mystery Of Sub Lost After Leaving Bermuda

Mystery Of Sub Lost After Leaving Bermuda

The giant Free French submarine “Surcouf” — which vanished after leaving Bermuda during World War Two [1939-45] and has long been the subject of controversy and conspiracy theories — is the subject of a lengthy report in the latest issue of a Nova Scotian naval journal. “Bosun’s Call”, the Nova Scotia Naval... Read more of this article

Coast Guard Unload ‘Drug Sub’ Stash in Miami

Coast Guard Unload ‘Drug Sub’ Stash in Miami

The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded almost 15,000 pounds of cocaine worth more than $180 million at the Coast Guard base in Miami on Tuesday [Aug.2]. Earlier this week the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed they intercepted the first drug smuggling submarine in Caribbean waters. The submarine had was seized well away from Bermuda – off the Honduran coast – however... Read more of this article

First Interception Of “Drug Sub” In Caribbean Sea

First Interception Of “Drug Sub” In Caribbean Sea

The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed today [Aug.1] that they intercepted their first drug smuggling submarine in Caribbean waters, and have recovered $180 million worth of drugs from the ‘drug sub’. The submarine was seized well away from Bermuda – off the Honduran coast – however it marks the first time a drug smuggling submarine... Read more of this article

US Vet Recalls U-boat Hidden In Bermuda

US Vet Recalls U-boat Hidden In Bermuda

A US Navy veteran is attempting to track down other participants in one of the most highly classified missions of World War Two — the capture of a Nazi U-boat on the high seas which was then towed almost 2000 miles to Bermuda under a veil of secrecy. Former Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Philip Kornely Jr. tells a Florida newspaper today... Read more of this article

Bermuda Lab Inspires Underwater Colony

Bermuda Lab Inspires Underwater Colony

A Florida scientist has updated a US Navy experiment first conducted off Bermuda in 1964 and is planning to establish the first permanent undersea colony. National Aeronautics & Space Agency contract manager Dennis Chamberland — who has designed prototypes of advanced life support systems for the moon and Mars — plans to head a group... Read more of this article

Beebe: Exploring Inner Space Off Bermuda

Beebe: Exploring Inner Space Off Bermuda

When Dr. William Beebe’s bathysphere descended to depths of more than half-a-mile off Bermuda in the 1930s, it opened the world of inner space to explorers in much the same way rockets pioneered what President Kennedy called the “high frontier” 30 years later. The original, recently restored bathysphere, is now on display at the Coney... Read more of this article

History: Bermuda’s 1986 “Maritime Chernobyl”

History: Bermuda’s 1986 “Maritime Chernobyl”

On October 3, 1986 while on patrol 680 miles northeast of Bermuda, the 10,000 ton, 425-foot long Soviet Yankee Class Ballistic Missile Submarine K-219 suffered an explosion and fire in one of her 16 missile tubes caused by a seal failure which allowed seawater to leak in and mix with residue from the missile’s liquid fuel. Three members of... Read more of this article

Historic ‘Top Secret’ Bermuda Nuke Docs Online

Historic ‘Top Secret’ Bermuda Nuke Docs Online

While Bermudians anxiously await the publication of  any leaked US diplomatic communiques relating to the Bermuda in the ongoing Wikileaks “Cablegate” document dump, once-top secret communications between the White House and Downing Street almost 40 years ago spelling out the island’s possible role in the event of a global nuclear... Read more of this article