Exploration of Wreck of WWI U-Boat Off Coast of Yorkshire

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Wreck of U-Boat Sunk Off English Coast During WWI Explored for the First Time

by Claire Bugos/Smithsonianmag.com

British archaeologists have surveyed the wreck of a German U-boat for the first time since it sank 103 years ago. The remarkably intact vessel adds to the story of an especially fraught period of naval warfare during World War I.

A team led by Rodrigo Pacheco-Ruiz of the University of Southampton discovered the submarine’s remains during an exploratory dive this summer. Resting at a depth of 150 feet below the surface, the wreck is situated some 20 nautical miles off the coast of Yorkshire, England. As David Keys reports for the Independentthe researchers used two remotely operated vehicles to capture the first video and sonar 3-D images of the sunken ship.

After more than a century at the bottom of the North Sea, the vessel showed an “astonishing” level of preservation, according to a statement. The main hull remains intact, and images show a large hole on its port side, where Royal Navy patrol boat P-57 rammed it on November 18, 1917. Debris including a torpedo tube surrounds the wreck.

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