Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The Royal Swedish Navy's salvage vessel Belos passing by

Today, at about 09.15 AM, the Royal Swedish Navy's salvage vessel Belos passed by on its way from Gothenburg to Karlskrona. The 105m x 18m ship was built in 1985.

Submarine rescue vessel Belos approaching Helsingborg/Helsingør on April 17, 2013

Last year Belos was involved in finding the wreck of a Soviet submarine, which was lost during the WW II

The Swedish Armed Forces said the submarine, believed to have been lost on patrol in late 1941, was found in the Swedish economic zone southeast of the Baltic island of Oland.
It is thought to be that of the S-6, which disappeared in August or September 1941.

It was an area which German forces had mined during the war.
In a statement, the armed forces said: 'In the autumn of 1941, several Russian submarines left their home bases to patrol the Baltic Sea.

Several of them never returned. One of them has now been found, blown up into large pieces, southeast of Oeland.
'There is much to indicate that the submarine headed straight into the minefield while on the surface and was blown apart by a mine.' --

The wreck was first reported by civilian divers during the summer months in the middle of this year.
In the following months, Swedish submarine salvage ship HMS Belos confirmed the find and photographed it, the military said.

Read the entire article here

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