WWI submarine found off Dutch coast
The wreck of a German submarine has been discovered - and kept secret for two years - by the Dutch Navy.
The World War I vessel was uncovered during hydrographical research in October 2009 and kept secret while German authorities confirmed the identification and relatives of those killed on board were traced.
The U-boat was found by HNLMS , which was engaged in charting the sea some 40 miles north of Terschelling island. It was hoped that the unidentified object on the sea floor was Dutch submarine O-13 which went missing in June 1940, but a closer investigation revealed that the submarine was much older.
War memorial A brass ID plate on an air vessel on board the wreck identified the submarine as Germany's U-106, which sank sometime before 1918 during World War I,
A Navy spokesperson said that the submarine will not be lifted, being left on the sea bed instead and given an official war memorial status.
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