The last remaining Nazi E-boat rises again

Published on June 5th, 2009 | by Admin


The last remaining German E-boat, known as S130, is being restored at a cost of $8.25 million in Millbrook, England.

The last-known remaining craft of its type was bought about two years ago by British military vehicle collector Kevin Wheatcroft for 1 pound (about $1.60). He is now planning to spend about five million pounds ($8 million) to return the boat to its original condition.

Frank Derby, 83, of Fallston, Va., was aboard one of the landing craft in the U.S. convoy attacked by the German flotilla that included S130 on April 28, 1944.

“It was dark and you couldn’t see it,” he recalled. “We heard the engines roar by but we had no idea it was so big.

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