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An exciting day on the Santi Find the Eagle expedition!

On their official social media profile, participants of the Santi Odnaleźć Orła expedition shared their thrilling experience when they came across a wreck resembling in size the legendary and sought-after Polish ship ORP “Orzeł”. [blockquote style=”2″]”At last a moment of hope !!! The excitement reached its peak when our team came across a ship similar
Published: May 30, 2017 - 17:30
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 15:11
An exciting day on the Santi Find the Eagle expedition!

On their official social media profile, participants of the Santi Odnaleźć Orła expedition shared their thrilling experience when they came across a wreck resembling in size the legendary and sought-after Polish ship ORP “Orzeł”.

[blockquote style=”2″]”At last a moment of hope !!! The excitement reached its peak when our team came across a ship similar in size to the “Eagle”. The first moments fired us up, but after careful measurements, we believe that this is the British submarine HMS Narwhal, which went missing during a patrol in the North Sea between 22-30 July 1940.”[/blockquote]

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The British vessel measured 89 metres long and 7 metres wide. Our ‘Eagle’, on the other hand, was 84 metres long and 6.7 metres wide. As you can see, the differences are small, and it was hard not to hope that this is it, that it is him… In the end, I think we are all waiting for information that will finally close the chapter related to the search and allow us to begin documentation and exploration.

As for HMS Narwahl, the expedition’s participants gave a brief account of the circumstances of its sinking.

[blockquote style=”2″]”The fate of this ship was unknown until now! One hypothesis was that it was sunk by a German DO17 aircraft on 23 July 1940. Both the location of the wreck and its dimensions testify that this is the most likely hypothesis.”[/blockquote]

Later in their post, they shared more details about the location, which is unfortunate enough to prevent any exploration and documentation of the wreck.

[blockquote style=”2″]”Unfortunately the wreck lies less than 80m from the gas pipeline, making it impossible to examine it thoroughly, either by divers or with a self-propelled vehicle. The sonar images and other comparative material we have we will try to show you as soon as we are in the coverage area. HOLD YOUR FINGERS!”[/blockquote]

No matter how you look at it, this is an additional success that the participants of the expedition will be able to write on their account. However, it does not change the main goal of the expedition – to find the last resting place of ORP “Orzeł” and its sailors!

Source: Organiser

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Tomasz Andrukajtis
Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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