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German u-boat found off Danish coast

The Danish Navy has found the wreck of a German submarine that went missing, along with 40 crew members, during the First World War. The German submarine, numbered SM U-106, was lost on 7 October 1917 in a minefield about 40 miles north of Terschelling. The wreck was found by the ship Hr. Ms. Snellius
Published: March 24, 2011 - 13:52
Updated: February 9, 2023 - 10:18

The Danish Navy has found the wreck of a German submarine that went missing, along with 40 crew members, during the First World War.

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The German submarine, numbered SM U-106, was lost on 7 October 1917 in a minefield about 40 miles north of Terschelling. The wreck was found by the ship Hr. Ms. Snellius in October 2009, but it was only publicly announced last Wednesday. “Theinformation about the wreck has been made public because it needs to be confirmed by the German authorities.“, said a representative of the Danish side.

In October 2009, Hr. Ms. Snellius reported finding an unknown object. It was discovered while mapping the seabed. A few months later, a second naval unit was sent to the site to investigate the object using an underwater camera.

In February 2010, another navy vessel re-examined the position and recovered a large cylindrical air tank from the wreck. The tank bore several serial numbers that identified the ship as SM unit U-106.
Ship U-106 was launched on 28 July 1917. The command on it was taken over by Hans Hufnagel. The boat started patrols on September 2, 1917. It is believed that U-106 sank, on 18 September 1917 during the first Battle of the Atlantic, HMS Contest, an Acasta class destroyer, and damaged the 5867 tons displacement steamer “City of Lincoln”.

source:http://www.xray-mag.com/

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