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Wreck of German warship sunk in 1940 found

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490 meters below sea level, Norwegian Statnett discovered the German cruiser "Karlsruhe", the warship that led the attack on Kristiansand during the invasion of Norway on April 9, 1940.

The German cruiser was set under fire from Norwegian artillery, torpedoed by a British submarine, and finally sunk by the Germans themselves during the invasion of Norway 80 years ago. The shipwreck on the seabed has never been found or identified - until now.

— You can find Karlsruhe's fate in history books, but no one has known exactly where the ship sunk. Moreover, it was the only large German warship that was lost during the attack on Norway with an unknown position. After all these years we finally know where the graveyard to this important warship is, says Frode Kvalø, archaeologist and researcher at the Norwegian Maritime Museum.

https://www.statnett.no/en/about-statnett/news-and-press-releases/news-archive-2020/unique-discovery-on-the-seabed-wreck-of-sunken-wwii-warship-discovered-after-80-years/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/german-world-war-two-shipwreck-discovered-norway-180975751/

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