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Submarine mystery in Lough Foyle

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Environment Minister Alex Attwood has said what appears to be a submarine or boat has been identified submerged in Lough Foyle.

Mr Attwood said he had viewed sonar images of the vessel.

"I have asked that urgent work is undertaken to determine how and when the submarine or boat came to rest in this part of the lough.

"It is unusual that there appears to be no record of the circumstances behind this situation," he said.

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Interesting-if its a sub it must have limped in damaged for cover and found it was beyond repair.Be interesting to see if it is a war grave or if the sailors escaped off into Ireland.

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Needn't necessarily be too much of a mystery; a lot of the U-boats that surrendered at the end of the war were assembled in Lough Foyle while they decided what to do with them. In the end, they sank most of them. In fact, quite a few of them sank before they could deal with them.

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Needn't necessarily be too much of a mystery; a lot of the U-boats that surrendered at the end of the war were assembled in Lough Foyle while they decided what to do with them. In the end, they sank most of them. In fact, quite a few of them sank before they could deal with them.

Would that not be down on record though..?..With everything going on at that time mind,i suppose they could easily of lost track of what was where-interesting..

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Needn't necessarily be too much of a mystery; a lot of the U-boats that surrendered at the end of the war were assembled in Lough Foyle while they decided what to do with them. In the end, they sank most of them. In fact, quite a few of them sank before they could deal with them.

Would that not be down on record though..?..With everything going on at that time mind,i suppose they could easily of lost track of what was where-interesting..

U-Boats that Surrendered - Operation Pledge

Operation Pledge filled the gap between the surrender of the U-Boats in Europe in May 1945 and their final disposal in either Operation Deadlight or their allocation to the three Allies (UK, USA and USSR). Thus it covered the transfer of the U-Boats which surrendered, either from sea or in port, to the Royal Naval anchorages in Lough Foyle in Northern Ireland and Loch Ryan in south west Scotland. ....................

http://uboat.net/articles/79.html

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U-Boats that Surrendered - Operation Pledge

Operation Pledge filled the gap between the surrender of the U-Boats in Europe in May 1945 and their final disposal in either Operation Deadlight or their allocation to the three Allies (UK, USA and USSR). Thus it covered the transfer of the U-Boats which surrendered, either from sea or in port, to the Royal Naval anchorages in Lough Foyle in Northern Ireland and Loch Ryan in south west Scotland. ....................

http://uboat.net/articles/79.html

Im terrible at reading-must learn to on certain subjects out of my comfort zone..

Edited by Dis Pater

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Here's a link to a forum that has the actual scan image:

http://www.yorkshire...ough-foyle.html

Not sure what the depth is there, but one would think the easiest thing to do would be to dive on the damned thing and see what it is.

It is a submarine......read above your reply 2 replies :)

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