Wreck Chasers - Netflix

Thu 23 May 2019

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Philadelphia is the wild west of tow trucking and the only city in the United States that allows 'wreck chasing' — a multi-million dollar business in which tow truck drivers compete to claim wrecks and collect cash. There are more than 200 registered towing companies and as many as 2,000 trucks prowl the streets of the City of Brotherly Love at any given time, making Philly tow trucking one of the most competitive and high stakes jobs in America.

Wreck Chasers - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2010-11-01

Wreck Chasers - German submarine chaser UJ 2210 - Netflix

Uj-2210 was an auxiliary warship of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine that was in service during the Second World War. She served as a submarine chaser (U-Jäger) under Otto Pollmann, Germany’s most decorated anti-submarine warfare officer. Uj-2210 was sunk in the Mediterranean in May 1944.

Wreck Chasers - Service history - Netflix

In November 1942 Germany invaded Vichy France, and Marcella was seized by the Kriegsmarine for conversion as an anti-submarine naval trawler. On completion she was commissioned by Lt. Otto Pollmann and in the 15 months under his command, claimed 14 Allied submarines destroyed, although only one of these, (HMS Tigris) can be substantiated. Pollmann was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for his efforts. Pollmann and Uj-2210 were credited with the sinking of HMS Tigris in a post-war evaluation. On 27 February 1943 Uj-2210 was escorting a convoy south east of Capri and made an attack on a submarine contact. This produced signs of a successful attack (oil and an air bubble): Tigris failed to return to base on 6 March and Uj-2210’s contact and attack was deemed the most likely to have been responsible for her loss. Following Pollmann’s promotion and departure, Uj-2210 continued anti-submarine activities, but with no further success reported.

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