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German UB-46 Submarine

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THIS UB-46 TYPE SUBMARINE WAS CONSTRUCED IN BREMEN / GERMANY AND WAS PUT THE SEA IN 1915. IT IS 36,9 METERS LONG AND 4,4 METERS WIDE.

DUE TO FACT THAT OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND GERMAN WERE ON THE SAME SIDE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR, UB-46 WAS ASSIGNED ITS TASK AROUND ISTANBUL AREA. AS IT WAS PASSING TO ISTANBUL AREA, ON 2ND OF OCTOBER 1916, IT SUBMERGED AN “HUNTARAL” CALLED 3442 GROSSTONS WEIGHT ENGSLISH STEAMSHIP

THROUGH A TORPEDO ON AEGEAN SEA. ON 7TH OF NOVEMBER 1916, ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF CRIMEA, AFTER IT SUBMERGED “MELENI” CALLED RUSSIAN SAILBOAT, IT WAS GIVEN THE ORDER TO GET BACK TO ISTANBUL AND ON 7TH OF DECEMBER 1916

IT WAS HIT BY MINE 300 METERS OFF THE SHORE, WHICH HIT ITS STERN AND SUBMERGED THIS UB-46 TYPE SUBMARINE.

SUBMARINE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND IN 1993 IN ISTANBUL - KEMERBURGAZ DISTRICT

ON THE SHORES OF AKPINAR VILLAGE DURING A COAL EXTRACTION OPERATION. THIS EXTRACTED WRECKAGE INVOLVES PARTLY 16 METERS LONG TORPEDO ROOM

BATTARIES ON ITS FOREPART. DESPITE EFFORTS, THE REST OF THE WRECKAGE WAS NOT FOUND.

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Taken on February 12, 2012