An important piece of history from the Second World War may be sitting in a river in Labrador.
Searchers believe they’ve found a German U-boat buried in the sand on the bottom of the Churchill River. The discovery has yet to be authenticated.At first glance, it can be hard to spot the submarine on the sonar image of the riverbed. When you put it next to a drawing of the boat, some of the features become a lot clearer.
The German government says it is possible, but added that it would be “sensational and unusual,” that a submarine could have ended up so far inland.
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The searchers were not looking for such a find. They were looking for men lost over the nearby falls. The search, two years ago, scoured the bottom of the Churchill River with side-scanning sonar. We’ll have to wait to see if this gets authenticated but it’s a really cool find. It’s also interesting to contrast this with the circus that is the Baltic Sea exploration of a so-called “USO” (unidentified submarine object). This is much more credible. Check out the original article and the 215 comments that are with it.