A Soviet sub found 71 years after it sank in Baltic Sea, the Russian submarine wreckage found by Swedish divers on the seabed, several international news sites reported on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.
Report says that the submarine wreckage was initially found by civilian divers and after verification of Sweden authority, a statement released to confirm that submarine wreckage was found in the southeast area of the Baltic Island of Oland.
According to Swedish Armed Forces:
“In the autumn of 1941 several Russian submarines left their home bases to patrol the Baltic Sea. Several of them never returned. One of them has now been found, blown up into large pieces, southeast of Oland”.
“There is much to indicate that the submarine headed straight into the minefield while on the surface and was blown apart by a mine”.
The location where the wreck vessel was found is known as the ‘Wartburg minefield’ a heavily-mined area in Sweden economic zone.
The Swedish submarine salvage ship HMS Belos confirmed the find and photographed it, the military said.
Print Russian letters are still readable on the sub’s hull and the year of 1936 stamped on the main 100-mm gun, as stated in rusnavy.com site.
Reports also added that according to military archives and historical researches, the submarine is considered lost in action.
Watch the video below of the Soviet Sub found 71 years after it sank.