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Search teams found German warships in Gulf of Finland

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Search teams found German warships in Gulf of Finland


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Four anti-submarine ships of fascist Germany were found at the bottom of the Gulf of Finland. They are located near Maly Tyuters island, according to RIA Novosti. They were found by the participants of the Bow to the Ships of the Great Victory expedition while searching for the Soviet M-96 submarine; it went missing during the Great Patriotic War in the Gulf of Finland.

According to Konstantin Bogdanov, who heads the expedition, the coordinates of four ships from the 12th flotilla that hunted for Soviet submarines are mapped.

For several years, until 1944, the unit was involved in the protection of the Gogland anti-submarine border - the "Sea Hedgehog" (Seeiegel) mine. The German minefield almost completely blocked the bay, it was one of the strongest links in the Leningrad blockade.

The members of the search expedition want to find all the submarines that sunk in the Baltic Sea during the Great Patriotic War. The Baltic Fleet lost 46 submarines. Half of them were considered missing - they went on a military campaign and did not return. Of these, foreign divers in the last century found three submarines. All of them are in foreign waters.

The Bow to the Ships of the Great Victory project was launched in 2012. Since then, search teams have found the place of death of some submarines. It was possible to find seven Soviet submarines and five enemy ships.

Konstantin Bogdanov noted that the expedition decided to “end” the submarine war in the Gulf of Finland: to find all the submarines and bury the last Soviet submariner. He expressed the hope that this task would be solved this year.

After conducting archival research and editing materials for deep-sea filming, all information will be handed over to Germany.

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