Polish divers uncover WWII German steamer wreckage

Polish divers located the wreckage of the German Karlsruhe steamer which sank towards the end of WWII, in 1945, off the shores of Poland.

The ship's exact location had remained unknown for the past 80 years due to discrepancies in testimonies given by the captain and crew and other witnesses of its sinking.

The wreck was found at a depth of 88 metres on the Baltic seabed, several dozen kilometres north of the Polish coastal town of Ustka. Its discoverers declared the ship to be practically intact and noted that it still has its cargo on board.

The remains of the German ship could hold clues to one of WWII’s greatest mysteries - the legendary Amber Room - the masterpiece created for the Prussian monarch Frederick I.

Karlsruhe was lost after being hit by Soviet torpedoes, its wreckage now resting beneath the waves.

It is also the final resting place of more than 1,000 people who died there.

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