HMS Urge: Missing WW2 submarine found off Malta

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HMS Urge: Missing WW2 submarine found off Malta

Post by Ken S. » 03 Nov 2019 01:17

A submarine that has been missing for almost 80 years has been found.

HMS Urge left Malta for the north coast of Egypt on 27 April 1942 and was never seen again.

The vessel, which was adopted by the people of Bridgend during World War Two, was officially reported missing in the Mediterranean on 29 April 1942.

A marine archaeology survey team from the University of Malta made the discovery.

Professor Timmy Gambin said the wreck was "in absolutely fantastic condition".

"It's sitting upright on the seabed, very proud, in the direction it was ordered to take on its way to Alexandria," he told BBC Breakfast.
full story: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-50260427

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Re: HMS Urge: Missing WW2 submarine found off Malta

Post by Urmel » 05 Nov 2019 09:46

Quite an interesting career too. Damaged Vittorio Veneto so that she missed six months of the war, and sank Giovanni delle Bande Nere.

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