First submarine to sink another sub [Both submerged]

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First submarine to sink another sub [Both submerged]

Last updated: December 18, 2017 at 3:41 am

The British submarine HMS Venturer, under the command of James S. Launders, torpedoed and sank the German submarine U-864 in the North Sea west of Bergen, Norway, on February 9, 1945. The entire crew of 73 was killed. The wreck of the U-864 was located by the Royal Norwegian Navy at a depth of 150 metres (490 ft) in March 2003. As of 2017, the wreck is being considered for a salvaging operation because it is thought to be leaking mercury into the local environment and food chain.

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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