Monday, June 30, 2014

Divers find Russian submarine “Shark” sunk in 1915

“Divers have identified a wreck on the bottom of the Baltic Sea as a legendary Tsarist-era Russian submarine known as The Shark, which vanished during the First World War.

“The 400-ton craft, commissioned in 1911, was the biggest in the pre-revolutionary fleet and is though to be the first submarine in the world that was capable of firing a volley of several torpedoes. It was dispatched on a mission in 1915 with 35 sailors aboard but never returned to port.’


"’Part of the outer shell of the craft at the stern was still intact and suddenly we could see, through the shells stuck to the hull, the word 'Akula' in white lettering.’"


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