U-Boat discovered off the coast of Indonesia

tags: World War II, shipwrecks, U-Boats, Indonesia




Indonesian archeologists said they've found a Nazi submarine submerged near the island of Java after being tipped-off by local divers. The wreck contains at least 17 skeletons.

Researchers from the Indonesian National Archeology Center announced they discovered the swastika engraved on materials located near the wreck. They believe they discovered the Nazi submarine "U-168" that was sunk by allied forces during World War II. The engine was destroyed by a torpedo from a Dutch submarine in 1944.

"This is the first time we've discovered a foreign submarine from the war in our waters," said Bambang Budi Utomo, who directed the team of archeologists....


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