Day Five: 18th July 2001 - Supplemental

Due to bad weather, the Operation Deadlight Expedition is currently in port.

In order to give the viewer some information to read today, I would like to take this opportunity to list some of the U-boat wrecks I have located and filmed over the last few years. Links to where you can read more about the wrecks and see some underwater images are included.

WW1

UC65 - LaLa Lafrenz' U-boat sunk by a British submarine. Wreck in two halves.
UC51 - Minelayer lost of Start Point in a British minefield. Mine chutes still full of 'eggs'.
UB81 - Rhienhold Saltzwedel's submarine, lost in tragic circumstances off the Isle of Wight.
UB72 - Sunk by a British submarine in Mid-Channel - fantastic dive.
UB37 - Sunk by a British Q-ship - small UBII-Class in excellent condition.
UB74 - Sunk by Yacht 'Lorna' - one survivor killed by exploding depth charges.
UB130 - Sunk on way to breakers yard.
Unidentified U-cruiser - located off Brixham.

Underwater images of some of these wrecks can be seen at www.periscopepublishing.com/WW1_U-boats.htm

WW2

U33 - VIIA - Enigma rotors came into allied hands as a result of the sinking.
U480 - An Alberich U-boat identified 200 miles from its official sinking position.
U678 - Sunk by a Canadian escort group off Brighton.
U671 - Sunk off Brighton.
U1195 - Sunk off the Isle of Wight after sinking the liner 'Cuba'.
U772 - Sunk off Portland.
U1191 - Sunk in Mid-Channel.
U212 - Lost off the Sussex coast U269 - Macintyre's last kill - sunk Mid-Channel.
U413 - Gustav Poel's boat, lost off Brighton.
Unidentified VIIC - NE of Cherbourg - We believe that this could be U767, however this is still far from certain.
U741 - lost in the Baie de Seine.
Unidentified VIIC - Baie de Seine - NOT U390 or U741 - possibly U441 or U988.
U260 - Mined off southern Ireland - images available at www.uboat.net/gallery/diving/index.html.

Underwater images of many of these wrecks can be seen at www.periscopepublishing.com/WW2_U-boats.htm.

I hope you enjoy the images. I am always interested in corresponding with families who have an interest in any of the U-boats mentioned, or sunk around the British Isles.

Innes McCartney
Operation Deadlight Expedition 2001

 

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