Thursday, September 21, 2017

Intact German submarine from WWI found

Thanks to Tomas Vermote, an undersea archeologist, a UBII-submarine from World War One has been located. A unicum, because this submarine has been buried underwater for more than 100 years and is still intact, the only damage being to the bow (it probably caught a seamine). This means also the 23 crew members are still onboard.

The submarine lies somewhere in the neighborhood of Ostend. Both the governor of the province and the finder don't want to disclose the exact spot, because otherwise treasure hunters and scavengers would be attracted.

Vermote doesn't want to earn money with this find, either. He and his father have spent their entire lives looking and locatin old wrecks, and putting them on the maps - just for the sake of science.

The government has sent a message to the German officials, to find out what they want to do with the wreck. It would cost millions to raise the wreck, which is also a seamen's grave for the dead crew.

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