Dutch Sub K XVI found

6 years 1 month ago #24997 by Bazza
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Guys ... pleased to announce that a group of CCR divers from Southern Cross has found and dived the Dutch sub K XVI on the 4th Oct '11

www.dutchsubmarines.com/boats/boat_kxvi.htm

www.dutchsubmarines.com/pictures/pictures_kxiv_class_1940s.htm

The trip to look for the sub among other things on the to do list has been bubbling along ever since the Master/owner of the MV Empress (Vidar Skoglie) obtained some rough locations for the vessels possible location. These locations firmed down to one prime contender and the rest is now history as they say. Nice one Vidar yet again !

The group has taken pictures of the sub laying broken in half in 50m of water.

regards Baz

As a footnote .... It was nice to have dived the Japanese Fubuki class destroyer Sagiri the very day before finding the sub as she was the subs last victim.
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6 years 1 month ago #283160 by RedSeaDiver
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Nice one Bazza! Had the Japanese warship been previously discovered or was that a new find as well?

Are you back in the shop now?

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6 years 1 month ago #283161 by Bazza
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Hi Kent .... back in bloody harness again. The destroyer has been found for quit a few years now.

regards Baz

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6 years 1 month ago #283162 by RedSeaDiver
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As long as the harness has a wing on it you will be ok - if it has a parachute on it then you are in the wrong shop!

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6 years 1 month ago #283163 by mikism
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Best. Dive. Ever!

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6 years 1 month ago #283168 by Bazza
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Yep great dive .... Mike was the Heath and Safety man on the trip.

regards Baz

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6 years 1 month ago #283197 by Mike
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I'm sorry...
Health and Safety on the Empress?

Isn't that just keeping out of Alices way if you get Vidar too drunk? Or making sure no-one steals cap'n Phils breakfast beers?

Oh - good work on finding the sub. Did it take much searching, or was it just checking out marks in the area?

Mike

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6 years 1 week ago #284122 by Bazza
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Guys .. here is the press release in Holland.

docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&...nKuHBYJKlxi&hl=en_GB

The skiiper of the dive boat a couple og guys from the trip will be going to Holland as guests of the Royal Dutch Navy to present them with the subs wheel.

regards Baz

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5 years 10 months ago #285467 by Bazza
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Guys ..... you may not be aware but two of the guys on the trip plus Vidar the skipper were flown to Holland last week to present the subs wheel to the Dutch Navy.

The link below is all in Dutch (strange that) but is well worth the look to just see what finding this sub means to the families and the Dutch in general.

www.noordhollandsdagblad.nl/article12948...-vondst-van-de-KXVI-

Please have a quick ganter and I bet you will be surprised at the level of respect given to the lost sailors and the thanks that was given to our guys.

regards Baz

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5 years 10 months ago #285519 by mikism
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Where's my plaque?

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3 months 2 weeks ago #303516 by Dogger
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Worked for vidar skoglie in late 90s as skipper. We found a dutch sub we ID as K17, sunk by mine, ive been absent from diving fraternity so forgive my ingorance, this is the sister sub, howd it sink and welldone vidar, bloody legend. Taught me alot that man, good and bad habits. Gday to phil yuetter as well.ON ON

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3 months 2 weeks ago #303517 by Bazza
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Worked as a skipper on the Empress emmmmm ! .... regards Baz

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3 months 2 weeks ago #303518 by Dogger
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95 to 96 a nd bit of 97, running operation wallercia while vidar dealt with other issues. First mate when wreck hunting, mainly based out of singapore but covered most of the south china seas. Did you ever get out there with us. Phil yuetter was a regular, great man

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