Tuesday, July 16, 2024

World War II Sub HMS Thistle Discovered In Norwegian Waters


The wreck of the British submarine HMS Thistle has been confirmed in the waters off Rogaland, Norway, after more than 80 years on the sea bed.

The effort to find the wreck was conducted as part of the Mareano program, which is dedicated to discovering the mysteries of the underwater realm.

The wreck was first discovered in the spring of this year, but it has taken up to now to positively identify the remains of the HMS Thistle.

Interestingly, the team wasn’t looking for the wreck but found it by accident as part of a project to map the ocean floor. Commenting on the find, senior engineer Kjell Bakkeplass stated:

“I rarely find myself in the video room during these explorations, but my curiosity was piqued long before our submersible cameras descended into the depths. The striking resemblance between the wreck structures we had previously encountered and this newfound discovery is truly remarkable.”

You can check out a video of the wreck below.

Sam Helmy
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Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for DeeperBlue.com