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Old 07-22-2019, 03:58 AM   #1
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Default Wreck of French SSK La Minerve found more than 50 years after its disappearance

The French diesel-electric submarine La Minerve disappeared on January, 27th, 1968, with its 52 men crew, after leaving Toulon, and the search ended up in failure at the time due to insufficient technological capabilities. For decades, the families of the crew pushed for the search to continue, and a few months ago, in February 2019, these were started again with much more modern equipment. We learned today that the submarine was finally found. It is broken in three pieces and lies at 2,350 metres below the surface.


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May the crew and their family find peace. And may all those who disappeared be found.

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Old 07-22-2019, 09:54 AM   #2
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The 1960s were deadly times for submarine crews, with a host of accidents reported around the world.
In April 1963, the nuclear-powered USS Thresher sank with 129 people aboard off Cape Cod, while 99 lives were lost in the USS Scorpion when it sank in the Atlantic five years later.
Also in 1968, the Soviet K-129 submarine armed with three nuclear missiles was lost in the North Pacific. It was found by the US in a covert operation in 1974.
The year 1968 was also marked by the disappearance of The Dakar, an Israeli vessel carrying out its maiden voyage with 69 men on board.
But the discovery was ultimately made by a boat belonging to private US company Ocean Infinity, which found the Minerve 45 kilometres (30 miles) from Toulon at a depth of 2,370 metres (7,800 feet), a senior French naval officer told AFP.
The boat, the Seabed Constructor, arrived on the scene last Tuesday, the officer said on condition of anonymity.
The Seabed Constructor was also successful in locating Argentina's lost San Juan submarine in November 2018 which had disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean a year earlier.
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In this video, a short color video of La Minerve

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