WWII German sub in Canadian river? – UPI.com

It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but searchers believe they’ve found a World War II German submarine at the bottom of a Canadian river, 60 miles from the ocean.

What appears to be a German U-boat was first spotted at the bottom of the Churchill River in Labrador two years ago by searchers using sonar to locate three men who had gone over Muskrat Falls, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Wednesday.

“We were looking for something completely different, not a submarine, not a U-boat — I mean, no one would ever believe that was possible,” Brian Corbin told the CBC. “It was a great feeling when we found it.”

via WWII German sub in Canadian river? – UPI.com.

Hmmmm….. could be.

Or, given that the river has been navigated for over three hundred years, it could be any number of other vessels that may or may not have sunk. It will be interesting to see.

5 thoughts on “WWII German sub in Canadian river? – UPI.com”

  1. I’m a bit intriqued myself. We know there is lots of garbage up and down the Potomac, but Labrador? Sounds like an opening for Clive Cussler and I’m a bit surprised (he’s probably chagrined) that he didn’t get there first.

  2. The article says it is 150 feet long, and a Type VIIC is 220 feet long. I suspect it’s something else. Why would a U Boat be 60 miles upriver unless it’s the St. Lawrance.

    1. Yes, I don’t imagine 60 miles up a river in Labrador was exactly a hotbed of shipping commerce. Unless the sub was off loading spies or something nefarious like that, it seems implausible – and even then, why go 60 miles inland?

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