German U-boats were able
to maneuver around battle
ships and destroy
American convoy ships.
U-boats were smaller and
therefore had a smaller
turning area, compared to
our battle ships.
U.S. Response to U-boats
Did what its name implies -
-escorted the destroyers
An anti-submarine vessel
A mini destroyer, very
similar, except not as
fast, but more
Ex: the USS Elderage
Ultimate Defense Against Subs
U-boats Destroyer escorts
These enemy subs were Some believe that the US
not limited to military had a plan to
maneuverability. create a ship that was
They were able to undetectable by enemy
approach a convey without radar.
detection, from the deep. The destroyer escorts were
A test of Unified Field Published his theory in
Theory of Gravitation and Germany around 1927 but
Electricity. it was rendered
USS Eldridge (escort destroyer)
Wrapped in steal cable
High voltage energy ran
through cables that was
produced by large
This altered magnetic
July 22, 1942 at 0900 the large generators of the
USS Elderage were switched on.
This was done in plain view of other merchant
ships that were in the Philadelphia naval yard.
A green haze or fog formed around the ship as
the fields built up.
Then it was claimed that the green fog
disappeared, taking the ship with it.
Complete success- not only was it invisible to
radar but it was also invisible to the eye.
Returned to natural state after 15 mins.
First Experiment (Continued)
Although the Navy succeeded in masking the
ship from radar they also made it invisible.
The equipment on the ship had been altered.
And this cause the ships crew to become very
sick and disoriented.
October, 28, 1943 at
17:15 in the Philadelphia
The generators were
switched on and almost
But this time reappeared
a few minutes later in
Norfolk, Virginia and was
seen for several minutes
then vanished and
returned to Philadelphia
( teleportation )
With the return of the http://www.youtube.com
ship came many /watch?v=ChjyCR8V2Bg
Most of the crew was -watch 7:00 to end
Some were missing and
The craziest thing of all
was that some of the
men were fused to the
steel of the
ship, embedded in the
The navy did not report
Crew members receive
neural damage from the
fields, this killed many and
drove other insane
The government tried to
keep this experiment a
secret by brain washing
those who survived
Also altering the ships logs
to show that it was never in
Philadelphia, this closed
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