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There’s A Nazi U-Boat On The Leeds-Liverpool Canal (In Photos)

by | 8th, October 2010

ON the Leeds-Liverpool canal in Botonay Bar, near Chorley, Lancashire, a man has turned his narrowboat a German U-Boat, number U-8047.

Das Boot has a turret and a periscope, video monitors, sonar, a torpedo bay and is painted in ‘stealth’ matt grey.

Says the owner:

“Some people will spend £250,000 on a boat or a yacht and just sit in a marina all weekend having a gin and tonic on deck…

“I bought a lot of the equipment from Bob’s Bits, who supply hi-tech, futuristic set props.

“They have produced equipment used on Doctor Who, the Star Wars films, Tomb Raider and the last two Bond films. Some of the panels in here were used on episodes of Torchwood.”

He adds:

“My dream is to spend time taking it to places like Whitehaven maritime festival or Henley Regatta.”

Fire at will!

Spotter: Anorakaren

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The inside of a canal barge transformed into a replica of a German U-Boat on the Leeds-Liverpool canal in Botonay Bar, near Chorley, Lancashire.



Posted: 8th, October 2010 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink