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World war II submarine was discovered 77 years after it disappeared in the Mediterranean sea

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The wreck of the Royal Navy submarine HMS Urge, it has been discovered, 77 years after it disappeared in the Mediterranean sea during the second world War.

The sub is missing in 1942, during a mission to the island of Malta in the Egyptian port of Alexandria. Malta is home to a large Royal Navy base, was of immense strategic importance during the second world War. Desperate for the capture of the island by German and Italian forces in the siege of Malta, June 1940 to November 1942.

As a part of the Royal Navy, of the 10th u-boat Flotilla, HMS Urge was a thorn in the side of the Axis of the ships, since its launch in the 1940s, including the successful missions against the ships of supply, the German General Erwin Rommel’s Afrika Korps in North Africa.

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In April 1942, however, the bombardment by German and Italian aircraft, and had caused severe damage to the subsea base by HMS Urge, on the island of Malta, and a decision was made to send the sub to the ancient egypt.

HMS Urge to deck the head on.
At the university of Malta Project/Spur/RPM (Nautical)

The child left Malta on 27 April 1942, but never reached her destination. Historians are of the opinion that the HMS Urge was sunk by an enemy mine in its course, from Malta, even though the sub’s final resting place is still a mystery for nearly 80 years.

Now, however, a team of marine archaeologists from the University of Malta, in collaboration with the national government, and in robotics, the students of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, united states., the wreckage of the Maltese coast.

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The terrifying images of the sea floor clearly shows that the sub-barnacle-encrusted hull and conning tower, as well as the 12-pounder deck gun. The wreck sits at a depth of 130 m (427 ft), according to the University of Malta, and to tell her that her deck gun to the front, even though its arch has been buried in the sea bed.

The Sonar equation is of the HMS Urge. At the university of Malta Project/Spur)

HMS Urge was a crew of 32, and was wearing a 22 and the other naval personnel, and as a war correspondent at the time of her sinking. There were no survivors.

The 196-metre, sub is one of the smallest in the Royal Navy, she was placed under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Edward P, Tomkinson, who has been described as one of the Navy’s top masters at the moment. Under Tomkinson’s command, the HMS Urge had been completed, 20 on war patrols before her fatal last trip.

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The search for the wreckage was conducted by Fr. dr. Terry Gambin, from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Malta, the naval investigator, Platon Alexiades, and Tomkinson’s grandson, Francis Dickinson.

“My family has always wanted to know where to find the HMS Desire, and her courageous crew rest area,” said Dickinson, who was one of the project’s sponsors, in a statement. “Thanks to this project, and we now know where and how this submarine was lost after so much.”

The exception is the peace and quiet in 427 feet of water.
At the university of Malta Project/Spur/RPM (Nautical)

“The wreck will be treated as an official war grave and protected by the Maltese, the Dutch, the British, and governed by international law,” tweeted the Royal Navy.

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The submarine was sunk with all hands in 1942. At the university of Malta Project/Spur/RPM (Nautical)

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The child left Malta on 27 April 1942, but never reached her destination in Alexandria, Egypt. At the university of Malta Project/Spur/RPM (Nautical)

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The sub, which is 196 feet tall, was one of the smallest in the Royal Navy during the second world War. At the university of Malta Project/Spur)

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Rob Sexton contributed to this article.

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