Skip to comments.Sweden finds Soviet submarine wreck in Baltic Sea (WW2 sub)
Posted on 12/18/2012 5:49:08 PM PST by dynachrome
The wreck of a Soviet submarine lost during World War Two has been found in the Baltic Sea, 71 years after it sank, the Swedish Military said on Monday.
The Swedish Armed Forces said the submarine, believed to have been lost on patrol in late 1941, was found in the Swedish economic zone southeast of the Baltic island of Oland in an area which German forces had mined during the war.
"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 military said in a statement.
On its website the military posted a video and still images of the wreckage, which had broken into two large sections.
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You never hear any stories about the Russian Navy during .WWII
They did a pretty good job of killing civilians.
A Soviet submarine sunk the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German liner evacuating personnel from East Prussia in early 1945, at the loss of 9,300 lives, the greatest loss in maritime history (Titanic ~1500)
During the closing stages of WWII tens of thousands of German civilians—fleeing on ships from the raping murdering Red Army—perished at sea from Soviet submarines indiscriminately torpedoing anything afloat.
The MV Wilhelm Gustloff, for instance, was sunk with an estimated loss of life reaching 9400-—the worse maritime disaster for a single ship in history
NO! Thank you
Sure it’s modern history but thought you might be interested.
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Thanks Squawk 8888. I'd post a link to the book "Stalin's Silver", but I'm basically lazy right now.
By all means Gustloff was a legit target. It was traveling as part of a military convoy, blacked out, it had no red cross markings, it had been fitted with armament. To make things worse it was hauling about 1000 combatants. Like most other German “civilian” ships at the time it was a fair prey for Soviet aircrews and submariners who acted according to military rules.
This could be why.