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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2022 3:16 p.m. PST

… Italian Submarine

"Late last year, a team of Greek divers located the wreckage of an Italian submarine that sunk in the Aegean Sea in the early days of World War II. The British Royal Navy's HMS Torbay sunk the submarine Jantina in 1941—one of the few times during the war that a sub-versus-sub engagement ended with the loss of a vessel. More than 80 years later, Jantina was located off the Greek Coast in waters more than 300 feet deep.

Kostas Thoctarides, one of Greece's "best-known divers" used the remotely operated vehicle Super Achilles to find Jantina's remains, according to Reuters. Jantina's general whereabouts were known about for years, but it was Thoctarides and his team of divers that finally located and surveyed the boat south of the island Mykonos…"


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Disco Joe13 Jan 2022 6:27 a.m. PST

Apparently you can't read the article unless you join the site. That ain't going to happen.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2022 2:36 p.m. PST

Glup!….


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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2022 10:43 a.m. PST

Just google it.

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2022 1:16 p.m. PST

I am amazed that six sailors survived. Submarines were hardly armoured to withstand heavy calibre rifled ammunition, let alone a blooming great torpedo strike.

Really haunting to see a wargrave like this. Doubtless in time some company will salvage it for scrap and I will not speculate on their home port.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2022 2:42 p.m. PST

(smile)

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