uboat U 26 was assigned to service in the Baltic at the
outbreak of World War One and sunk five ships in her
career. Her first victim was the Russian cruiser Pallada in October
1914, and she later engaged the mine layer Yenisey outside Estonia.
Under a patrol in August 1915 she didn't return to port.
It was believed she hit a mine and sank somewhere outside
Finland or Latvia. Kapitänleutnant Egewolf Freiherr von
Berckheim and a crew of 29 men lost their lives. The wreck
was found by divers in May 2014 south of Krögars on Hankø.
64,7 x 6,3 x 3,45 m
670 displ ( surfaced )
Kiel ( D ) 1913
( D )
59° 40.000' N 23° 00.000' E
Picture: U 25, sister ship if U
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