Tuesday, 4 June 2024
-- Advertisement --
Liberty Club Level3 Divers24

Torpedoes from the Second World War were excavated at the Hel harbour

Remnants of World War II are found all over the country every day. In most cases these are artillery shells, mortar grenades or aerial bombs. Sometimes the objects found are much larger, such as the torpedoes about 8 metres long, which were recovered by the forces of the 13th minesweeper division from the vicinity of
Published: June 8, 2020 - 12:35
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 20:01
Torpedoes from the Second World War were excavated at the Hel harbour

Remnants of World War II are found all over the country every day. In most cases these are artillery shells, mortar grenades or aerial bombs. Sometimes the objects found are much larger, such as the torpedoes about 8 metres long, which were recovered by the forces of the 13th minesweeper division from the vicinity of the port of Hel.

Last week, Gdynia-based forces of the 8th Coastal Defence Flotilla: the Group of Miner Divers and the crew of the ORP “Flamingo” vessel from the 13th minesweeping squadron carried out an operation to recover three torpedoes from World War II.

-- Advertisement --

dsc_0013

This time four large objects were reported by the Maritime Office in Gdynia. As a result of the reconnaissance and after analysing the collected material, it turned out that three objects were training torpedoes, about 8 metres long.

The fourth object turned out to be a steel pipe. The torpedoes were located about 500 metres from the port of Hel and lay at a depth of nearly 30 metres.

dsc_0068

Underwater specialists from the 8.FOW extracted the torpedoes aboard the mine destroyer ORP Flaming and transported them to the Hel Basing Point to hand over the objects to the Sapper Patrol.

Source: wojsko-polskie.pl/8fow

Other posts
Share:
Facebook
Telegram
LinkedIn
Twitter
Pinterest
WhatsApp

About author

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.
-- Advertisement --
technical diver tuna hastberg mine
-- Advertisement --
Level3 Club CCR Divers24
Recent post
Polish Divers Achieve Remarkable Exploration Success in Italy’s Elefante Bianco
Baltictech Conference, last days to catch tickets at discounted price.
Shearwater Peregrine TX: The Ultimate Diving Companion
Baltictech 2024: Dive into Inspiration - Tickets Now on Sale!
Adriatic Depths: Cultivating Sustainable Tourism through Underwater Heritage
Jared Hires: A Tragic Loss in the Depths of Plura Cave
WRECKS4ALL: Unveiling the Southern Adriatic's Underwater Heritage
You haven't read yet
Introducing the Divesoft Reel
Baltictech Conference, last days to catch tickets at discounted price.
Marcin Bramson Discusses His Switch to Divesoft Liberty and the Future of Rebreather Diving
Lungfish Orca v6 Rebreather Achieves CE Certification
Shearwater Peregrine TX: The Ultimate Diving Companion
Raid HYPOXIC TRIMIX OC course to 100 metres

Search...

The Divers24 portal is currently the largest online medium treating diving in Poland. Since 2010 we have been providing interesting and important information from Poland and around the world on all forms of diving and related activities.

Contact us: info@divers24.com