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Świnoujście: a bomb was found underwater

According to mainstream media, in Świnoujście bathing has been banned on the entire stretch of the local beach. All because of a bomb found, which is a remnant of World War II. The dangerous find was supposed to be dealt with by sappers even today. The unexploded ordnance was discovered by workers of one of
Published: August 12, 2014 - 14:41
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 07:59
Świnoujście: a bomb was found underwater

According to mainstream media, in Świnoujście bathing has been banned on the entire stretch of the local beach. All because of a bomb found, which is a remnant of World War II. The dangerous find was supposed to be dealt with by sappers even today.

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The unexploded ordnance was discovered by workers of one of the companies involved in dredging the seabed. The bomb was located near the entrance to the harbour basin and for this reason, all water activities on the entire beach were banned.

According to preliminary examination, this World War II “souvenir” is a German DM-11 depth charge, which the Kriegsmarine used for anti-submarine warfare. It weighs about 160 kg, but the TNT charge alone is about 105 kg!

Shortly after the deep-sea bomb was found, soldiers from the 8th Coastal Defence Flotilla, experienced in such situations, went into action, namely the 12th minesweeper division, which removed the dangerous find from the approach track in front of the Świnoujście harbour.

As representatives of the 8th Coastal Defence Flotilla inform on their homepage, the bomb was towed to one of the military training grounds and then detonated. The whole operation, under the command of Lieutenant Commander Aleksander Urbanowicz, was carried out by the Group of Miner Divers and the minesweeper ORP “Jamno” from the 12th minesweeper Squadron.

Careful readers of our website will recall last year’s 8FOW operation, when a large aerial bomb weighing around 1t was recovered from the Oder River near Szczecin’s Old Town. We wrote more about that here.

Source: rmf24.pl, 8fow.mw.mil.pl
Photo: Adam Pociecha/8FOW

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