Index – Offshore – The remains of a missing submarine have been mysteriously discovered by divers
The wreckage was found in the Aegean Sea, at a depth of 203 meters, tens of kilometers from the coast, by the Greek diving team Kostasz Theoktadis, which has been searching for the remains of the submarine since 1998, MTI reports Greek news. ANA agency.
The AT-Class submarine, with a length of 84 metres, provided support for the resistance against the Nazi occupation of Greece and for the British intelligence services. The Afghan National Army News Agency reported that all 64 crew members perished in the ship’s sinking.
Triumph flew about twenty combat missions between 1939 and 1942.
The British submarine began performing missions in the Aegean Sea in March 1941, near the Dodecanese archipelago, then under Italian occupation, sinking several enemy warships, including the Italian submarine Salpa, they wrote.
The submarine was found after eighty-one years
However, on January 23, 1942, during the 21st Aegean Sea mission, the British Navy reported that the submarine Triumph was “presumed missing”.
An Italian pilot of a British submarine was last seen in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, at the height of Cape Sounion.
Among the various supposed reasons for the shipwreck were that it hit a mine off the coast of the island of Mikos, was captured by the German army with the help of Italian agents, and also that there was an explosion in the bow of the ship, Koztasch said. Thoktadirisz.
The shipwreck diver researched the British, German, Italian and Greek archives before locating the wreck.
“It was the longest and most expensive assignment of my life,” he admitted to the Greek News Agency. Earlier, several Russian and Maltese research teams had traveled to Greece to search for the wreckage.