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Mystery of the sunken submarine may be solved

Published tisdag 10 april 2012 kl 13.19
Photo: Jonas Dahm / Deep Sea Productions

The submarine wreck found just south of the island of Gotland last year was most likely a disarmed vessel on its way to Poland or another country to be sold as scrap, according to the military.

The wreckage of a so-called whiskey-class submarine, manufactured in the Soviet Union in the 1950s, was discovered last year.

Pictures of the vessel suggest that it sank after it had been disarmed, Magnus Lyning from the Swedish Navy, told Swedish Radio News.

“We have been able to establish that several things that you should find on an active submarine, such as antennas, periscopes, etc., were missing or had been removed. And there is no visible damage on the submarine that suggests there could have been an explosion,” says Lyning.

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