Some interesting features of this underwater search are:
- The Type-S, diesel powered medium submarine, unofficially dubbed Stalinets, as a wreckage was located near the Aland islands, Finland in the Baltic Sea.
- The submarine sank on January 2, 1940 after entering a minefield during the Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland (November 1939-March 1940).
- All 50 of her crew members died.
- The submarine was on a mission to hunt ships laden with ore and was last seen and later explosion heard by the Maerket lighthouse staff.
- The diving team started the search for the submarine more than a decade ago in April 1999.
- The sighting of wreckage has finally settled a long standing dispute between Sweden and Finland regarding the ownership of the war archives of the sunken submarine.
- It is interesting to know that, during the war the Type-S submarines, sank 82,770 gross registered tons of merchant shipping and seven warships.
View photographs of Soviet Type-S Submarines from Aviapress.
View a video clip from NTDTV: Wreck of Russian Submarine Found
Read more and also view wreckage photographs from AOL News, Canada.
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