Day Two: 5th May 2002

U1009

Target: U1009

Depth: 57m

Weather and sea conditions: Wind 2-3, fair and sunny

Underwater visibility: 20m

Diving report:

This wreck is quite broken. A complete contrast from yesterdays, which is only three miles distant.

The conning tower area is peppered with shell holes. The top section of the schnorchel mast lies on the sand. The majority of the superstructure has come away, as have the bow tubes. Interestingly, the dry locker for the 88m cannon is in place, although it is almost certain that U1009 was never fitted with one.

We assume that the identity of this wreck is ok, since it is only a few hundred metres from the official sinking position form Operation Deadlight. Its proximity to Inistrahull makes it likely that the position fixing was fairly accurate.

We made a second dive on the liner Laurentic. Also a great wreck.

Comments:

We have a magnetometer tomorrow - so we will be searching for U-boats we were unsuccessful in locating last year.

Innes McCartney

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