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Old April 15th, 2018 #1
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Default German WW2 submarine wreckage found in seas off Denmark

German WW2 submarine wreckage found in seas off Denmark


Rare wreckage of a German U-boat has been found in the Skagerrak sea near Denmark.

The remains of the submarine, which was at the cutting edge of the marine technology of its time, was found as part of Sea War Museum Jutland’s work to find and map wreckage in the North Sea.

https://www.thelocal.dk/20180413/ger...as-off-denmark

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-3523
 
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U-3523 appears to have ended up on the sea floor in much the same way as the British battleship HMS Victoria with her bow buried in the mud and the stern sticking up vertically. In June 1893 Victoria was rammed in the Mediterranean off Tripoli, Lebanon by HMS Camperdown, a similar battleship, and literally dove down to the bottom with the propellers still turning. The same thing must have happened to the German submarine. The bow was probably ruptured by a depth charge, filling the forward compartments with water and plowed right in.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Victoria_(1887)
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Low tides have revealed a relic from World War I -- the skeleton of a German U-boat visible again off the coast of northern France.

The metal frame of a UC 61 can be seen about 100 meters (more than 300 feet) from the sand dunes of Wissant, France just down the coast of Calais in the North Sea, according to the news agency Agence France-Presse. The submarine ran aground on July 26, 1917.

Vincent Schmitt, a tour guide in the area, told AFP that "it is visible at low tide generally...because of the erosion we are experiencing."
The UC 61 got stuck in the sand during heavy fog and was destroyed by its crew, so it could not be captured by the Allies, uboat.net reports citing German military archives. Though the vessel is categorized as a coastal mine-laying sub, it did have deck guns and carried torpedoes.
UC 61 is credited with sinking or damaging more than a dozen ships between November 1916 and July 1917, archives show. On July 26, the submarine apparently came to close to shore.
"We had high tide nets that were stretched between England and France to catch submarines and it strayed a little too close to the beaches." Schmitt said.



After destroying the sub, its crew of 26 surrendered. The commander of the U 61, Capt. Georg Gerth, was a prisoner of war until March 1920 according to uboat.net.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/12/e...ntl/index.html
 
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Erich Gerth

Erich Gerth
Born on 25 Apr 1886 in Berlin.
Crew 4/05. Kapitänleutnant (24 Dec 1915)
Died on 2 Dec 1943, Rome.
Commands:
UB 76, U 47, UC 53

Georg Gerth
Born on 3 Mar 1888 in Berlin.
Crew 4/07. Kapitänleutnant (16 Jul 1917)
Died on 13 Sep 1970, Würzburg.
Commands:
UB 12, UC 61


There was no picture of Georg, but it looks like he had a brother, Erich.

Nowadays, when you (the almost solitary British Islander on board), look back towards Calais from the Slavic invader-filled ferry, the beach is blackened with zombielike moving figures, all waiting to be eventually taxied across by some form of NGO/trafficker.
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