August 26, 2016 | Updated at 06:34 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Submarine Wreck Found; Russian Sub Discovered in Baltic Sea

A wrecked Soviet sub from WWII was found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

By Dexter Keyton, EnStars on Dec 17, 2012 05:08 PM EST
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Wrecked Russian Submarine
The detail of an instrument is seen in the remains of a Russian submarine on the seabed of the Baltic Sea, near the islnd of Oland, in this handout picture received by Reuters on December 17, 2012. (Photo : Reuters/Swedish Defence Forces/ Handout via Scanpix)

A World War II era Russian submarine was discovered at the Baltic Sea and confirmed by Swedish military officials on Monday.

The Soviet vessel was lost during the early years of World War II, Swedish Armed Forces said in a statement: "In the autumn of 1941 several Russian submarines left their home bases to patrol the Baltic Sea. Several of them never returned. One of them has now been found, blown up into large pieces, southeast of Oeland."

The wreck is believed to be one of six soviet submarines that disappeared in the Baltic Sea in 1941 after possibly being hit by a German sea-mine. The military classified the find as "S-6" which relates to the other soviet submersibles lost during the war in the area.

The statement, reported by the Inquistr, continues: "There is much to indicate that the submarine headed straight into the minefield while on the surface and was blown apart by a mine."

The wrecked submarine was first reported by civilian divers during the summer months in the middle of this year, according to Reuters. Swedish submarine salvage ship HMS Belos in the following months confirmed the previous reports.

The Swedish military informed their Russian counterparts about the discovery in order to give family members and the Russian navy the chance to have a memorial ceremony at the site.

Several Soviet submarines sunk during World War Two have been found in Swedish waters over the years.

This is the second sub wreck found in Swedish waters in recent years, according to Yahoo. Another Soviet sub was discovered in the Baltic in 2009 that was destroyed by German mines during World War II.

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Blindspot

Jane Pulls A Gun On [SPOILER]! Gets Bloody In Blindspot Premiere Photos

First look at the 'Blindspot' season 2 premiere! Photos for episode 1 teases shocking moves.

NCIS

McGee's Planning A Proposal! Will We See A NCIS Wedding?

Deeks is ready to pop the question on 'NCIS: LA', and McGee is heading down the same path on 'NCIS'!

Chris Brown

Watch Chris Brown's Artistic New Music Video For 'Grass Ain't Greener'

The R&B singer just released the video for his new song, 'Grass Ain't Greener'.

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time's Jolly Roger to 'Go Up Against a Submarine'?

Season 6 will delve further into Hook's mythology with the introduction of Captain Nemo.

Britney Spears relived her greatest hits when she stopped in for some Carpool Karaoke

Britney Spears Carpool Karaoke: WATCH As 'Make Me' Singer Relives Her Greatest Hits

Britney Spears relived her greatest hits when she stopped in for some Carpool Karaoke

Real Time Analytics