WW I submarine found off Dutch coast

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The wreck of a German submarine has been discovered by the Dutch Navy during hydrographical research in 2009. The find of the World War I vessel was kept secret until now while confirmation from the German authorities was sought, and relatives of those killed on board were traced.

The submarine was found in October 2009 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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