Baltic reveals German torpedo boat sunk in 1945

Recent low sea levels at the Baltic revealed the remains of a German torpedo boat which was sunk in 1945 during Operation Hannibal at the shoreline area between Hel Bór and Jurata in North Poland.

Sunken German torpedo boat (by TTM)

Operation Hannibal was a German naval operation involving the evacuation by sea of German troops and civilians from Courland, East Prussia, and the Polish Corridor from mid-January to May 1945. It is possible that the vessel was destroyed by Soviet planes and the captain ran it into the shallows to save the passengers and crew.

Close-up of the remains (by TTM)

The shipwreck is clearly visible from the shore. It becomes accessible after storms when the water clears the sand, normally covering the structure. Some parts have been salvaged, some robbed out but a large portion of the vessel still remains in the water.

Remains visible from a distance (by TTM)

(after TTM & Nadmorski24)

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