Tuesday, 1 June 2010

U-534. Cut Up, Into Five Pieces, By Neil Scales and Merseyside Morons.

How can such a travesty occur? How can they get away with this? Well with the Local papers being so shortsighted that’s how. The perpetrator of this savagery even has a column in the Daily Ghost.
Today; Trinity “Smoking” Mirrors Report MERSEYTRAVEL’S U-Boat Story has been highly commended as a tourism and leisure attraction at an awards ceremony.
The commendation came as visitor numbers to the Woodside attraction reached 50,000 in the first year, more than 40% above the forecast.

The U-Boat Story was highly commended in the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors North West Awards. http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2010/06/01/merseytravel-s-u-boat-story-commended-at-tourism-awards-92534-26560817/
Neil Scales, chief executive of Merseytravel, said: “The U-Boat Story has been a tremendous success and is playing a vital part in Merseytravel’s tourism business.

“It is appealing to a wide cross-section of people from youngsters wanting to know more about the history of World War Two to former sailors who served in the conflict.”

Here is Neil Scales with a spanner http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2008/11/10/neil-scales-goes-back-to-the-floor-at-merseytravel-64375-22218325/

http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/environment/sponsors/merseytravel/2009/08/04/100million-investment-in-rail-heralded-100252-24342071/  Here he is telling us about the investment into the rail network and then he gives us, at our expense a Ken Dodd with a kebab statue, at Lime Street. http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2009/07/liverpool-european-capital-ofbad.html

The reportage to this act of vandalism is absurd. http://web.ukonline.co.uk/gaz/u-534.html  

They say that Liverpool City Council has done more damage than the Luftwaffe destroying what Reichmarshal Goering couldn’t get. But now this regions councillers and its ancillaries are going one better they are even destroying German Vessels that the RAF couldn’t get.
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/gaz/u-534.html  Read the story of how it was brought up of the seabed and barged to Birkinhead. Robert Van Der Veen was in charge of the massive job. http://web.ukonline.co.uk/gaz/rvdv.html  He must be sick. Why didn’t someone just tell him to cut it into five and they could have got it on a lorry. It would have saved a lot of work.
This must be the only region where you cut up an intact submarine  U-534that was rescued from the bottom of a Fjord and say it’s a success.


  1. Thankfully i saw her just a few months before they cut her up into pieces.
    Once the museum closed they had to move her to another area and because a fully intact U-Boat is a large vessel they had to cut it up into pieces to move it.

    If they didnot have room for a historic war artifact they should have returned her to the sea where she belonged or sold her to someone who could preserve her whole but what i remember the owners of the shipyard she was stored in wanted it moved quickly and the only way to do that was to cut her into pieces.

    1. She was moved in one piece. The museum cut it up. Beggars belief and is on par with the scrapping of Cosford's airliners and the Hendon Blackburn Beverley. Sheer vandalism.

  2. Bullshit complete Bullshit and you know it.......if this is the way we treat our heritage and it is deemed aceptable no wonder there are people making stupid comments like yours Mr Lewis