The U-Boat Story - German WW2 submarine in Birkenhead


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September 27th 2009
Published: May 23rd 2010EDIT THIS ENTRY

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Submarine - side view
To get to U-534 Story you must get in ferry and leave at Woodside Passenger Ferry Terminal. The U-534 Story is located next to ferries, piece of cake to get there.

The German U-Boat 534 that is exhibited there is one of few WW2 submarines saved up to present in whole of the world. Most of the submarines that survive WW2 were sunk after war or demolished.


Submarine was cut for four parts and it is exhibited outside. We might get to know short history of U-534, where and when it had been alighted etc.


I took some pictures of the submarine without flash because glass held off too inquisitive tourist from the ship - it means you might see what is inside vessel but you can't touch any rusty part.





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Some items extracted from sunk u-435
Museum exhibitionMuseum exhibition
Museum exhibition

Some items extracted from sunk u-435
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

Submarine - side view
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

Submarine - side view
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

Submarine - side view
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

Submarine - side view
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

The ship plan
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

Submarine - inside view
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

Submarine - inside view
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

Submarine - inside view
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

Submarine - inside view
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

Submarine - inside view
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

Submarine - inside view
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

Submarine - inside view
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

Submarine - inside view
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

Submarine - inside view
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

Some items extracted from sunk ship.
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

German WW2 wartime flag extracted from sunk ship.
The U-435The U-435
The U-435

Submarine - side view


7th February 2011

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My late uncle Bill Short was an engineer on the SS Induna which U534 sunk along with much of the ill fated PQ13. He lost both legs from frostbite but always felt lucky to have survivied, he died aged an incredible 91 December 2010. So frozen were the men's bodies that they had to slowly thaw the contents of their stomachs before food or drink could be given. As Bill said, they were more dead than alive. Along with members of the North Russia Club he visited Russia more than once, received a medal from the Russian Government long before the visits. He met the surgeon who had removed his frost bitten limbs. There was no anaesthetic or drugs all had run out, but the nursing of and faith of those men who survivied in that former school building in Murmansk would have been incredible. The present day Russians feted the men calling them great heros which they were. Bill Short, with other Merchant Sailors were featured in a BBC Timewatch programme entitled Forgotten Hero's, I think. We had no idea that submarine was found or survived it was only when we were googling that we put the sub number in and found this site. we must try and visit the Museum.
1st March 2011

Interesting what you have written. I started to getting into the topic of WW2 especially regarding my country - Poland and polish forces in the west and east and eventually i found out quite big number of interesting facts whose I even predicted they had been taken place while war was rolling over Europe. Thanx for comment mate ;-)

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