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Researchers in the united kingdom, have been spotted with a mystery wreck in the north sea, a merchant ship sunk by a U-boat during the second world War.
The wreckage was spotted in the vicinity of the Orkney islands, off the coast of Scotland by the uk government’s Joint Nature Conservation Commission (JNCC), Marine Scotland scientists who study the sea floor, for monitoring the biodiversity. The scientists on board the research vessel MRV Scotia, with the help of sonar technology, in the map of the West Shetland Shelf Marine Protected Area, when they noticed something strange.
“Although it is normally used to locate and map the natural features at the bottom of the sea, and it will be used for the purpose of identifying shipwrecks of historic importance,” JNCC, told Fox News by e-mail. “In co-operation with the Historic Environment in Scotland, the scientists on board were able to identify the wreck of a ship thought to be the M/S Lagaholm, which was sunk by a German U-boat in 1940.”
THE MYSTERY WRECK WAS DISCOVERED, THE WORLD WAR II CARGO SHIP
A Swedish cargo ship was carrying 4,700 tons of cargo, and the nails of the Baltimore and New York city to visit the Swedish ports of Göteborg, and Malmö, sweden, when she was struck by gunfire from U-32 and sank on March 2, 1940, in accordance with the wrecksite.de the eu’s website.
The wreckage was spotted in the vicinity of the Orkney islands, off the coast of Scotland. (© JNCC.gov.the united kingdom).
As a member of the crew died in the attack. Sweden was neutral during the second world War.
Other wrecks have been discovered by accident. A mysterious shipwreck, for example, it has recently been discovered off the east coast of the US and is believed to be the remains of a world War ii-era cargo ship.
The discovery was made on the 18th of July, at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), annual technology demonstration.
A MYSTERIOUS 19TH-CENTURY WRECK THAT WAS DISCOVERED BY ACCIDENT IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
Sonar technology picked up in the wreckage on the sea floor. (© JNCC.gov.the united kingdom).
Earlier this year, an early 19th-century wreck that was discovered by researchers to test the underwater drone, the equipment in the Gulf of Mexico.
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The wreck is believed to be the Swedish freighter M/S Lagaholm. (© JNCC.gov.the united kingdom).
This year, in a quest to find the containers, which was a merchant ship during a storm, which led to the discovery of the historic, 16th-century shipwreck off the Dutch coast.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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