German Marder and Torpedo

German Marder and Torpedo (HM1PY9)

Location: Vallejo, CA 94592 Solano County
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N 38° 5.874', W 122° 16.267'

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This German Marder ("Pine Marten") and torpedo was captured during World War II and donated to Mare Island in 1947. Developed and used sparingly by the German Navy, they were used in the English Channel and Mediterranean. They were not considered successful; 80 percent of them were sunk.
The top section of this semi-suicide device was used to escape from the target area after the torpedo carried beneath was released by the operator who sat in the hooded cockpit.
HM NumberHM1PY9
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Date Added Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 1:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 563909 N 4216928
Decimal Degrees38.09790000, -122.27111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 5.874', W 122° 16.267'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 5' 52.44" N, 122° 16' 16.02" W
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Area Code(s)707
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 45 8th St, Vallejo CA 94592, US
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