The Most Advanced Nazi Submarine is Found in Denmark

A rare submarine, allegedly used for a mysterious escape operation involving high-ranking Nazis, is discovered near Denmark.

The remains of a rare German submarine, far advanced for the maritime technology of its time, were found in the Skagerrak area near the Danish coast as a result of the work of the Jutland Naval War Museum to map, and eventually retrieve, debris sea in the North Sea, reports the TV2 news agency.

The German submarine U-3523 was sunk by a British bomber B-24 Liberator on May 6, 1945, the same day that the Allied Forces freed Denmark from Nazi German occupation. All 58 crew members died.

“This was a very special submarine, it was the most advanced submarine the Germans built during World War II,” said Gert Normann Andersen, the director of the Jutland Museum, “and he was very modern and far ahead of his time.

According to him, only two of those 118 submarines that were commissioned by the Nazi command came into service.

Currently, there is only one preserved specimen of this class of submarines, which is on display at the German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven, Lower Saxony, which was one of the main German submarine bases during World War II and which continues to be one of the main commercial ports from the country.

According to Andersen, the submarine had already been used as a training vessel at Wilhelmshaven, another major Nazi naval base, but was believed to have also been used on a secret mission prevented by British bombing. The disappearance of U-3523 has been linked to rumours about some of the main Nazi characters trying to escape to South America with fortunes that consisted of gold and precious works of art. These rumours continue to circulate to this day for lack of conclusive evidence.

Although the U-3523 sheds some light on this riddle of the Nazi escape, the Naval War Museum has no plans to remove the submarine that currently rests safely at a depth of 123 meters.

The most advanced Nazi submarine is found in Denmark

The diesel-electric U-3523 was commissioned in November 1943, completed in December 1944 and entered service in January 1945. It had a top speed of 30 kilometres per hour and could operate with silent engines due to innovative techniques of engineering. With a crew of five officers and about 50 squares, it could travel up to 28,000 kilometres.

Produced prematurely and with significant defects, the series contained some revolutionary solutions, being the first submarine to operate mainly submerged. Despite never being used in actual combat due to failures, the submarine could spend several days submerged.

The Jutland Museum is in the process of conducting a sweeping sweep of the seabed in search of wrecks in the North Sea. So far, 450 debris has been found, including 12 submarines, three British and nine German.

 

Source: Sputnik News