Submarine wreck found: Russian submarine wreckage found in Baltic Sea (Video)

By on Dec 18, 2012 in Europe, Russia, World Comments
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Soviet Sub found in Baltic Sea
Image Credit: Reuters/Swedish Defence Forces

A Soviet sub found off the coast of Sweden in the Baltic Sea was a submarine that sank 71-years ago, according to a Sweden report on Monday, December 17, 2012. The submarine wreckage was reported earlier by a civilian diver.

Swedish authorities confirmed that a submarine wreckage was found in the southeast area of the Baltic Island of Oland, a Swedish economic zone where the German forces mined during World War II.

According to the Swedish military, “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 Swedish military published a video and several images of the submarine wreckage that had been broken in two. HMS Belos, a submarine salvage ship, was used by Sweden to confirm and photographed the submarine wreckage.

Video Credit: VideoTopNews/YouTube

Swedish authorities reportedly notified Russia of the recent discovery, adding that several Soviet submarines sunk in the Swedish waters during World War II.

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