Greek divers have located the wreckage of an Italian submarine, 80 several years just after it was sunk by Allied Forces in the Aegean Sea through Earth War II.

The renowned Greek explorer and maritime skilled Kostas Thoctarides described by means of a Fb article that the Jantina wreck was found out 103 metres underneath the surface, off the island of Mykonos.

The Jantina experienced 48 sailors on board when it sank on July 5, 1941, immediately after remaining attacked by the British submarine HMS Torbay. According to wreck databases WreckSite, Jantina experienced been sailing on the floor when travelling from Leros to Brindisi for repairs, when HMS Torbay fired 6 torpedoes at her, with Jantina being struck by two. She sank speedily, leaving just 6 survivors who managed to swim to shore on close by Delos. 

The Jantina was sunk by a British submarine in July 1941

Thoctarides and his workforce applied a remotely operated underwater car or truck, the ROV Super Achilles, to have out an inspection of the wreckage. This 7 days, MIN documented the latest depth comparison animation of the world’s shipwrecks by MetaBallStudios.

The 102 mm naval deck cannon, viewed in front of the turret. Graphic courtesy of Kostas Thoctarides

“The submarine lies at the base on the still left side, and the tower and the 102 mm deck gun are distinguished. Periscopes are down and the turret manhole is open. Component of the sail has been reduce off from the rest of the submarine. The wreck and the surrounding location was dealt with with regard as a moist grave,” Thoctarides wrote on Facebook. 

Air flow holes can be observed near the deck. Graphic courtesy of Kostas Thoctarides

In an job interview with Reuters, Thoctarides stated: “Naval history is like a puzzle, and this is component of that puzzle. The confrontation of two submarines is a scarce naval celebration.”

Jantina’s identity was verified applying documents from Italy’s Naval Heritage Business. 

Jantina lies on the seabed, with the turret and the deck cannon noticeable. Graphic courtesy of Kostas Thoctarides
The submarine was found by ROV Tremendous Achilles. Impression courtesy of Kostas Thoctarides

Jantina is the fourth submarine wreck located and discovered by Thoctarides. He most recently learned the Greek submarine Katsonis in 2018, which was situated in cooperation with the Greek Navy at a depth of 253 metres.

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