Lost destroyer HMS Hunter located
- Lost destroyer HMS Hunter locatedThe wreck of the British destroyer HMS Hunter which was sunk with great loss of life on the 10th of April 1940, during the First Battle of Narvik, Norway, has been found.
/ np 06.03.2008 08:09
The wreck has been located on the bottom of the Ofotfjord, at a depth of 305 metres, acording to the Norwegian Navy (Sjoeforsvaret).
HMS Hunter was one of several German and allied vessels sunk on April 10th.
HMS Hunter was up to now the only of these which had not been located.
Of the 145 man Hunter crew, 95 died when the vessel went down, while 50 were picked up by the Germans.
It was the Norwegian naval vessel "Tyr" which located the wreck of the destroyer, using a new advanced echo sounder. The vessel was then identified using a remote controlled mini-sub.
The wreck will now be considered a war memorial, NRK reports.
The Brtish Navy will hold a memorial service on the site this coming Saturday, says "Tyr"'s Commander Tom Thorgrimson.
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