Posted by: mcjangles | August 13, 2013
Snuck out to the U-869 yesterday (8/12/13) aboard the Independence II. The U-869 was a German submarine lost in the final days of WWII with all hands (56 men) in 1945 off the coast of New Jersey in 220 fsw. Had a beautiful day on the water with glassy calm seas and a great dive. More photos to come…
Sean Martini checks out the starboard anchor on the U-869
Blaquaman boards the Independence II after a great dive on U-869
Inside the engine room of U-869… note the vise on the table in lower right below Sean’s hand and the main induction valves in the top of the image. These would be opened to allow air in to run the diesel engines on the surface and closed when submerged.