James Cameron's Expedition: Bismarck May - June 2002
To the Wrecksite
Wednesday 22. May 2002:I got out of bed at 06:30.
At 0630 the Keldysh backed away from the pier and sailed quite some distance away before returning again to the pier, this was to allow some footage of Keldysh to be filmed. As soon as that was completed we finally departed and sailed out of Kiel harbour heading towards the Holtenauer Sluice.
We passed the Holtenauer Sluice and entered the channel called Nord-Ost-See Kanal (formerly known as Kaiser Wilhelm Kanal). It was a beautiful journey on the Nord-Ost-See Kanal.
This channel was frequently used by the German warships while they were going from Hamburg or Wilhelmshaven and the North Sea to Kiel and the Baltic Sea.
Some hours later we reached the Brunsbüttel Sluice which separates the Nord-Ost-See Kanal with the river Elbe. Also this river was frequently used by the German warships, among them of course Bismarck.
When we reached the river Elbe we headed for the North Sea.
An hour long interview interview with Bismarck survivors Karl Kuhn and Walter Weintz took place.
I went to bed at 10:30 at night.
Thursday 23. May 2002:
I got out of bed at 06:30.
Meeting in Mission Control which took place every morning where the project and expedition was discussed.
The interview with the Bismarck survivors from the night before continued and took 2 hours.
Had a meeting regarding preparing material for the Discovery Channel website. I spent the rest of the day preparing material for Discovery Channel.
I went to bed at 03:00 in the morning.
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