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09-21-2006, 02:52 PM
Can anyone tell me what type of U-boat was portrayed in Murphy's War with Peter O' Toole ?
The conning tower looked tall...The paint scheme was awesome !!
09-21-2006, 09:16 PM
Not really sure what type of German submarine she was supposed to represent. Possibly a long range Type IX. The submarine was actually the ex-US WW2 submarine Tilefish of the Balao class. She was sold to the Venezulan Navy in the 1950s and renamed Carite.
For her role in the 1971 movie the Carite was modified by the addition of a "cigarette deck" aft of her sail and was painted in a "dazzle" camouflage pattern. Carite was decommissioned by the Venezuelan Navy on 28 January 1977, and cannibalized for spare parts.
09-23-2006, 09:14 PM
Wow...Thanks for the insight !
I am watching the movie again tonight !
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