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Submarine discovered decades after extinction

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Missing submarine discovered during World War II in the Pacific Ocean. This was reported by Live Science.




According to a report by Live Science, in the Pacific, American researchers discovered the bow of a submarine that disappeared during the course of its first combat exit. USS Grunion was a member of the United States Navy.

According to archival information, the submarine Grunion became part of the American fleet On April 11, 1942, her crew was 70 sailors. The submarine set off on its first combat mission in June of that year: it included patrolling the territory off the coast of the Aleutian Islands.

During the fulfillment of its mission, the boat managed to sink two Japanese patrol boats. In addition, she rescued 16 sailors from an American transport ship torpedoed by a German submarine. On Z0 on July, the submarine was recalled to the base at Dutch Harbor (Alaska), but disappeared along the way. USS Grunion was declared lost on October 5 of 1942.

During the current research mission, it turned out that the submarine sank near the Aleutian Islands, at a depth of about 820 meters. The search for the submarine was carried out as part of the Lost 52 Project program, the main task of which is to search for the 52 submarines that disappeared during the Second World War.

Thanks to modern equipment, the project team was able to perform 3D-scanning of the bottom in the area of ​​the alleged place of disappearance of the boat. As a result, the dead submarine was able to find.
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  1. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 6 August 2019 10: 44
    +3
    In addition, she saved 16 sailors from an American transport ship torpedoed by a German submarine.
    German submarines in the North Pacific? Enlighten who is in the know.
    1. Roms
      Roms 6 August 2019 10: 47
      +3
      Semantic phantom :) If the "American transport ship" is torpedoed, then the "German submarine".
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 6 August 2019 13: 55
        +2
        I don’t know how about the German submarines, and the Japanese bombers and boats were definitely there.
        There were no nuclear submarines then, they could not be constantly under water, sometimes it was necessary to float up.
        Moreover, in the above-water position, the course is faster than completely submerged, and more economical.
        So some pilot caught her. Or a torpedo boat.
        1. bubalik
          bubalik 6 August 2019 16: 02
          +2
          So some pilot caught her. Or a torpedo boat.


          laughing there it was generally interesting, read about the operation "Cottage". maybe they drowned their own feel
    2. reservist
      reservist 6 August 2019 10: 48
      +11
      from wikipedia
      After testing off the coast of New London, on May 24, the Granion entered the Pacific Ocean. A week later when the boat went through the Caribbean to Panama, she picked up 16 people with a torpedoed German submarine U-558 military transport "Jack". There was information about 13 more survivors, but their searches were unsuccessful. On June 3, the boat delivered the rescued to Coco Solo and continued on to Pearl Harbor, where it arrived on June 20
    3. Avior
      Avior 6 August 2019 11: 35
      +8
      The group of German submarines Monsoon since 1943 operated in the Indian and Pacific Oceans
      https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%93%D1%80%D1%83%D0%BF%D0%BF%D0%B0_%D0%9C%D1%83%D1%81%D1%81%D0%BE%D0%BD
      Before that, there were German raiders
      hi
  2. Alex_You
    Alex_You 6 August 2019 10: 51
    +14
    So 70 sailors found their peace.
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 6 August 2019 11: 46
      +4
      Honor to the Allies! soldier Shame - Trump for vile sanctions! negative
      1. novel66
        novel66 6 August 2019 14: 20
        +3
        everyone - beer !! drinks
  3. bubalik
    bubalik 6 August 2019 11: 12
    +16
    USS Grunion was a member of the United States Navy.

    USS Grunion (SS-216)




    In addition, she rescued 16 sailors from an American transport ship torpedoed German submarine

    ,,, it was U-558, death 20.07.43, "Halifax" depth charges from Squadron No. 58 of the RAF and "Liberator" from the 19th anti-submarine squadron of the US Air Force


    ,,, the crash site of the USS Grunion was found on August 16, 2006 by a team led by Mannert Lincoln "Jim" Abel. Grunion was sunk on 30 July 1942 by the armed Japanese freighter Kano Maru about 10 miles northeast of Kisko Island.

    1. bubalik
      bubalik 6 August 2019 12: 00
      +11
      During the fulfillment of its mission, the boat managed to sink two Japanese patrol boats.
      ,,, sunk patrol boats 25 and 27 and damaged a third one, such as


      USS_Grunion_ (SS-216)

      1. bubalik
        bubalik 6 August 2019 12: 27
        +10
        In addition, she rescued 16 sailors from an American transport ship torpedoed by a German submarine

        ,,, At xnumx hours xnumx may xnumx year transport jack

        was torpedoed by U-558, about 100 miles southwest of the port of Salute, Haiti. A torpedo hit the starboard side between the foremast and hold No. 2. The ship sank within four minutes. The survivors were picked up by the USS Grunion (SS 216) 31 on May and delivered to the submarine base at Coco Solo on 3 June.
        1. bubalik
          bubalik 6 August 2019 13: 25
          +6
          was torpedoed by U-558
          ,,, one of the most productive boats of Kriegsmarine.


          She sunk 19 ships (100 771 gross) and damaged 2 ships (15 070 gross)
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 6 August 2019 17: 24
            +4
            Great additions, Sergey, bravo! good

            Do not remember the name of the commander of the German submarine, by chance? If the bill exceeded one hundred thousand by the 43rd year, the commander was clearly an capable officer. hi
            1. bubalik
              bubalik 6 August 2019 17: 40
              +5
              Sea Cat (Constantine) Today, 18: 24

              Günther Krech

              ,, by the way was one of the five saved 20.07.43 after the sinking of the boat, spent several years in captivity.
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 6 August 2019 19: 29
                +2
                Thank you, Sergey. Unfortunately I did not remember his name at all, and in my youth I was very interested in the exploits of these aces. I remembered Otto Kretschmer (similar surnames) well, he was also one of the best (perhaps even the best); also lucky to be saved and also captured. In Germany, he was the first commander of the Bundesmarin, if I am not mistaken. hi
  4. Avior
    Avior 6 August 2019 11: 28
    +4
    It is believed that the boat drowned from hitting its own torpedo during its circulation during the attack of Japanese transport
    https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Grunion_(SS-216)
    Actually, the circumstances, as well as the place of death, are known just from the Japanese from transport
  5. Vasiliev Yu
    Vasiliev Yu 6 August 2019 15: 27
    +2
    I envy both Amerov’s technique and what they are doing to find the missing ships. We oh how far to this.
    But our rats have yachts bigger and cooler and more expensive. Homeland makes you proud of what is available.
    And they will throw off our rats today, they will dump them with their yachts, it turns out and there will be nothing left to be proud of. Pichal. ((
  6. svp67
    svp67 6 August 2019 18: 58
    +2
    It’s good that one secret has become less. I would like our specialists to find all of our dead submarines ...
  7. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 7 August 2019 06: 17
    +1
    Another page of that war is revealed, Another 70 sailors, our allies, returned from nothingness, Eternal memory!
  8. kig
    kig 8 August 2019 02: 41
    0
    About the find from the source:

    http://www.lost52project.org/
  9. M. Michelson
    M. Michelson 8 August 2019 06: 50
    0
    16 sailors only delayed their death?
    1. cradle
      cradle 8 August 2019 08: 44
      +1
      more carefully, they were dropped off at Coco Solo on June 3.