Ce qui est terrible , c'est que des rumeurs stupides
infondées et tellement
contraires au sens de l'honneur de notre marine distillent encore
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SUBMARINE GUEST FORUM
Date: June 23, 2003
From my understanding of truth from those present at the time...the
Surcouf was a
TRAITOR ship. Many people in Portsmouth knew what happened but
kept quiet about it.
Surcouf had refueled and headed to sea...was caught transferring
the fuel to German
boat, so it was sunk as it should have been.
Just like the French to pull that kind of treason and they simply
got caught at it this time.
Other speculations Rumours abound.
.I first heard of Surcouf from my father Harold LeDrew who was a
marine machinist during the war.
He remembered a sailor telling him that a french sub. the Surcouf
was sinking our own ships.
Surcouf bravely escaped the German Advance in 1940. But then seemed
to become a renagade even after transferring to the Free
Further investigation by intelligence agencies (unknown which) determined
that perhaps the crew
had been replaced sometime after the fall of France to the Nazis
by a crew of fluent French speaking
German naval personnel. The submarine was followed and found
tranfering fuel and torpedos to another vessel (unclear if it
was a sub) and then sunk.
He was shocked to hear that my uncle had this information and suggested
that he never say anything
about it to anyone
. He also mentioned hearing later, perhaps in the 1970's or 1980's
of scuba divers
finding the submarine far from where it was supposed to have been
wrecked and that the navy refuted this claim stating that it was
a different boat that had been found and delcared it off limits
due to unexploded ordnance.
February 18 1942
Officially? The Surcouf was accidentally sunk by the American Freighter
'Thompson Lykes'near the Panama canal.
It is alleged that the Surcouf was sunk by the American submarines
Marlin and Mackerel in Long Island Sound. There is a report that
Surcouf was tailed by the 2 subs from Bermuda and probably circled
back to St. Pierre.
I THINK THIS IS POSSIBLE BUT I AM LEANING MORE TO SURCOUF BEING
SUNK BY AMERICAN PLANES OFF PANAMA.
J'ai souligné une hypothèse qui ne
peut etre écartée au regard de cet "officiellement"
(=ce qu'on nous raconte) qui accompagne toujours le récit
dela disparition corps et biens du plus grand sous-marin du monde
Un "friendly fire" de deux avions qui chassaient les U-boats...On
aurait alors tout interet à taire la vérité
et laisser courir - voire amplifier les rumeurs pour brouiller les
pistes et cacher la découverte d'une étrange épave
qui lui ressemblait loin du lieu du prétendu abodage accidentel...
Sans parler des autres rumeurs (tresor de la banque de France, tirs
sur un DD US avec mort d'hommes,
découverte de l'épave par Cousteau...)
Un mystère à la taille de ce sub hors-normes... Je
suis sûr qu'un jour il y aura du nouveau..