In the Gulf found a Soviet submarine that sank in 1942

In the Gulf found a Soviet submarine that sank in 1942

MOSCOW, 30 Jul — RIA Novosti. Expedition “a Bow to the great Victory ships” found in the Gulf of Finland the place of death of Soviet submarine Shch-405 near the island of Fesr, told RIA Novosti on Monday the head of expedition Konstantin Bogdanov.

“The boat lies at a depth of 50 meters, she was killed in 1942 during the transition from Kronstadt to the area of lavensari island (present-Powerful). The boat was on the surface, struck a mine,” — said Bogdanov.

During the underwater survey, it was discovered that the boat cut off the nose part. While no action yet with the detected submarine to take not planned. “Housing is tightened networks, a lot of networking,” added Bogdanov.

He noted that the expedition will last until may 9. Its primary objective is a survey of another boat, found previously on the site of the former German minefields “see Igel”.

“Now we go in the direction of the island of Great Tyuters to exploring other areas, because we assume that there may be other findings,” — said the head of the expedition.

Expedition “a Bow to the great Victory ships” are held in the ground of the death of Soviet ships and submarines during the great Patriotic War from 2005 with the support of the Ministry of defense and the Deputy of the state Duma of the General of the army Nikolai Kovalev. During this time, discovered more than 10 boats, including four in the Islands of Gogland and Bolshoy Tyuters.

U-405 — Soviet diesel-electric torpedo submarine. Was laid on 31 Dec 1938 in Leningrad. Launched on 16 December 1939.