U 260

Ireland,Europe

The German type VIIC uboat was the most widely used submarine in Kriegsmarine under second world war. U-260 was launched 8. February 1942 in Bremen and did two patrols, and sank one ship in her career.  She was heavily damaged by a mine outside Ireland 12. March 1945, and the crew was forced to scuttle her. The crew  was picked up by Royal Navy and interned in Ireland for the rest of the war. The wreck was found by divers in 1985 on a depth of 38 to 42 meter with a slight listing towards port outside Union Hall, southwest of Cork.


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U 260

224,1 x 35,2 x 13,5 f
     
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769 displ ( surfaced ) Bremen ( D ) 1942 ( D )
51°15'1"N   9°4'56"W
( Source: Wikimapia )

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