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Offline JamesAPrattIII

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U-26 and Akula wrecks found
« on: July 31, 2014, 06:13:14 PM »
Just recently the wrecks of two WW I submarines were found in the Baltic:
German U-26 found off the coast of Finnland which sank after it hit a Russian mine 30 August 1915. This U-boat is best known for sinking the Russian crusier Pallada in 1914. The Pallada's wreck was found in 2012.
Russian Akula found off the Estonia coast where it sank after hitting a German mine 30 November 1915.

Both submarines were lost with all hands and both were cruising on the surface when they hit mines.

I hope this is of some use or interest.

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Re: U-26 and Akula wrecks found
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2014, 07:54:29 PM »
Finds are always of interest to me. I often wonder what's down there.

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Re: U-26 and Akula wrecks found
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2014, 11:40:39 PM »
Any under water 'deep sea' video taken? Wasn't sure if something was floating around online...
Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right...

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Re: U-26 and Akula wrecks found
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 04:54:18 PM »
U-26 there are stills of the boat on U-boat.net. On the Great war forum there is a picture of the crew taken after they sank the Russian cruiser Pallada. Iron crosses all around.

The Akula no pictures of the wreck have surfaced as of yet.