U-Boat spotted on Leeds-Liverpool Canal near Chorley.

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by LancePrivateJones, Oct 8, 2010.

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  1. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    Hope this hasn't been done already.

    I spotted this over at Rum Ration and thought it deserved a mention, here>>
    Replica German U-boat cruises alongside barges on British CANAL | Mail Online

    A spokesman for British Waterways said "We cannot run the risk of a collision and having someone sunk by a submarine. Every craft on our waterways has to be licenced".

    I bet it does.

    Seems like Mr Howarth has raised a few eyebrows with his creation and to be honest, I reckon British Waterways sound a bit pissed off with him.

    Seems like a sound bloke Mr Howarth does.

    (If the Mod thinks this should be in the NAAFI (or the hole) please do the honours.)
  2. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    It only looks a little like a U-Boot.

    More fun if there was a deck gun!
  3. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    Bit of a shocker if you are sitting there quietly fishing though.

    If this catches on the canals will end up looking like Pearl Harbour.
  4. Or the new Royal Navy forum. :wink:
  5. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    That's a good idea, I didn't know we had one but it's all part of the re-decorating isn't it?

    Just felt it deserved a wider and non-specialist audience.

    Mod's decision.
  6. I like the rubbish bin torpedo tubes.Very ally.
  7. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    I wonder if he will run up the WW2 German Battle Flag?

    Could be interesting, especially if there any synagogues in the vicinity.
  8. I always heard that the canals were scenic but he won't have much of a view
  9. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    If he is driving that thing down to Liverpool he probably won't care, plus it looks a bit bulletproof so maybe he's just being on the safe side.

    I noticed there there was a picture of him wearing a naval captains hat, I wonder if he has got the full rig with swastikas and iron crosses.
  10. its on rum ration already, I wonder if he shouts "ALARM" when a plane flies overhead,like in the film?
  11. He'll have jackboots on his underpants, no question.
  12. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    That's where I got it from.

    Could get a bit tricky if some daft get decides he wants a USS Nimitz with model planes that have got little bombs attached.
  13. I love it, because, despite being a bit Walt-sh, it so takes the piss out of all the hippy narrow-boat owners who paint their boats up like tarted up gypsy caravans, with stencilled multicoloured flowers on everything from the side of the boat to buckets and coalscuttles full of geraniums.
  14. Troppers been quiet recently
    its not you is it jim?


    ps: either that or reni
  15. Splendid effort. Makes a change to all that twee canal boat pikey floral decoration tat.

    As it happens, I have an unpublished picture of Mr Howarth whilst navigating a particularly tricky stretch of the canal