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The wreck of the Sturmgeschütz III was recovered off the coast of Crimea - video

Divers from the expedition centre of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation have lifted from the bottom of the Black Sea near the coast of Crimea, a self-propelled German StuG-III cannon from World War II. The exploration and excavation was carried out at the site of the sinking of the German transport ship
Published: October 6, 2019 - 19:15
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 18:38
The wreck of the Sturmgeschütz III was recovered off the coast of Crimea – video

Divers from the expedition centre of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation have lifted from the bottom of the Black Sea near the coast of Crimea, a self-propelled German StuG-III cannon from World War II. The exploration and excavation was carried out at the site of the sinking of the German transport ship “Santa Fe”, which was torpedoed on November 23, 1943.

A ship carrying military equipment weighing 1,200 tonnes was sunk in the waters of the Gulf of Kalamica. After being hit by torpedoes there was an explosion on board the “Santa Fe”, after which its hull disintegrated and the vessel went to the bottom in an instant.

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Among the sunken equipment carried by the German transport ship were heavy self-propelled guns, anti-aircraft guns, bombs, shells and a whole lot of ammunition.

The wreck of the Sturmgeschütz III armoured gun, excavated on 29 September, is in excellent condition. Even parts of the dashboard have survived. After cleaning and restoration, the beautifully refurbished StuG-III will certainly become a wonderful museum piece.

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Source: vesti.ru

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