30 miles from the coast of North Carolina discovered a sunk German submarine

30 miles from the coast of North Carolina near the island of Ksolkok, after seven years of the search, the German submarine U-576, sunk by the coast guard of the United States 74 years ago.

According to available information, U-576 under the command of Lieutenant Hans-Diter Captain Haynik with 44 crew members went on swimming on July 15, 1942. Its main task was in hunting for merchant ships on naval communications shortly after joining the US war. On the account of the U-576 many sunk ships and hundreds of dead sailors. However, the Nazis did not leave retaliation.

German submarine U-576

The search was organized by the National Administration of Ocean and Atmospheric Research of the US Department of Trade (Noaa) together with the Institute of Coastal Research of North Carolina. Starting in 2009, it ended in August 2014. Next to the sunk boat at the bottom was a merchant ship, which became the victim U-576 a year earlier.

The remains of the U-756

Search engines are trying to understand what happened with a boat on that fateful day. Apparently, on July 14, 1942, in one of the battles, it was already damaged and followed its base, simultaneously led the hunting vessels near the coast of the United States. Just on this day, the convoy of 24 ships followed there.

The remains of the U-756

About at about 16:00 U-576 was discovered by one of the coastal guard boats. The hunt began. At first, 3 deep bombs were dropped into the boat, and then another 5. Hans-Diter Khainika decided to attack the convoy 4 torpedoes who sunk one and damaged 2 vessels.

After that, an escort plane entered the battle, dropping deep bombs on the boat, which forever sent it to the bottom with 44 crew members.

Surprisingly, the boat is well preserved. Only rotted a wooden deck. The Iron Corps itself remained intact, like the hatches leading inward, where the bodies of the submarine team should still be located. In accordance with the legislation of the United States, the fragments of the U-576 still remain the property of Germany.

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