Type XXIII U-boat discovered in 105m

June 29th, 2018

Great find – only 1 other Type XXIII diveable in the world.

Photographs courtesy of Stewart Andrews.

Type XXIII coastal defence U-boat intact and in very good condition. Lying on Starboard side showing scuttling charge damage forward of conning tower and on conning tower on port side. Single screw with aft rudder. 2 forward torpedo tubes with rectangular outer hatches closed.

Streamlined bow lying completely on her side, with Yvonne at the forward port hydroplane.

Broken open by internal explosion – showing a large battery and the (only) two inner torpedo tube doors.

Periscope and upper Conning tower.

Propellor, rudder and keel in a very streamline design. The port hydroplane is on the left.