WWI German U-boat found sunk off Netherlands
A German U-boat of the same era as this one, photographed in 1916, has been found off the coast of the Netherlands.
March 16th, 2011
09:30 AM ET

WWI German U-boat found sunk off Netherlands

Dutch researchers found the wreck of a World War I German submarine in 2009 but kept the discovery secret until this week, Radio Netherlands Worldwide reported.

The crew of the research ship HNLMS Snellius hoped they'd found a Dutch submarine that disappeared in 1940, but the vessel turned out to be much older. A brass plate indicated the sub was the German U-106, which sank during World War I, the radio report said.

The announcement of the discovery was delayed while German officials confirmed the sub's identity and sought out relatives of crew members, according to the radio report.

A Dutch navy spokesman told Radio Netherlands the U-boat would not be raised but would be designated a war memorial.

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  1. mkryan46

    Call the sailors what you will , but they died as sailors/ soldiers loyal to there country and there families!

    March 16, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. T50T

    That has nothing to do with this article. You're just looking for an argument, ya troll! Get out and stay out!!!

    March 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fundies

      This is a place for fun, not arguing. Isn't that what open forums about subs are all about. Fun?

      March 16, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Gonad

    All of you just as ignorant as the next. All it took was just one person to get it starteed and now your going at each other like rabid dogs. I really wonder about the future of man kind.

    March 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. duhright

    I heard the wreck was discovered by a group from the Netherlands, with help from people from Holland but it was the Dutch who actually did all the work.

    A good u-boat site is uboat.net

    March 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Starman

      Say what?

      March 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ruth

    My comment about how state standards used to be very different was supposed to be in response to an opinion that we "don't need" a federal department of education. And as for why so many of our schools are failing–we should start with more educational programs for the toddlers & preschoolers of poor and uneducated parents, as well as parenting education for those parents starting in pregnancy. And we should provide less help for middle and upper class school districts. (Yes, I and my children went to middle class schools. But when my children's school went on an "austerity budget" one year the middle class parents were able to fund-raise to support sports, etc. and their educations were not affected.)

    March 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. oldcollegecoed

    Is it REALLY possible that so many Americans, and many of these posters, are that uneducated? This is frightening! But it on the other hand, does explain who is voting and how they're voting!

    March 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Museum Curator

    No disrespect meant, but I think the boat should be raised, cleaned up and put on display if possible. It would make a better memorial if people could learn about the ship and the servicemen who served on her up close.

    March 16, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Museum Curator

    No disrespect meant, but the boat should be raised if possible and put on display. It would make a more fitting memorial if people could visit the boat in person and learn about the individuals who served on her.

    March 16, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Scotterbug

    For those of us in the U.S. interested in old subs, there IS a WW1 U-Boat in Lake Michigan.
    It was taken as a war prize and sunk by the Naval reserve off of Wilmette Ill.

    March 16, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. neoguy

    You know how close the U.S. came to having German as the official language.....

    March 16, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Justin

    I don't know what the deal is w/ all of the education comments, maybe I just went to a good school district but I graduated HS in 2003 and I remember learning about WW1, watching All Quiet on the Western Front, ETC. ETC. I'm thinking its just that alot of people on this forum didn't pay much attention to history class... Only an ignorant fool thinks the Nazis fought WW1. Hell, I can even name the Archduke that was assassinated to give Germany a reason to start WW1...I wonder how many other mid-twenty year olds can do that? Hmm now I'm starting to feel kind of ashamed for my generation...

    March 16, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      You should feel ashamed. Most only care about their new video games.

      March 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dennis

    I like turtles!

    March 16, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ballsacteabagger

    this mike guys comment seems to be gone. anyway from what i gather, typical right wing uneducated act first think later logic. They compensate for their stupidity by buying guns which sucks cause stupid people really should not be carrying firearms.

    March 16, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. frea

    And so today we throw truth-sayers into solitary confinement, strip them naked, give them no so called trial, forbid them any utterances even to guards,stait-jacket them & pompously exclaim its for the american good. Where is our revolt @ this evil done to those who spoke only truth?

    March 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Treason is treason

      This truth-sayer you refer to committed treason when he violated the oath that he took when he joined the US Army. He is subject to the military justice system, and if he is found guilty of treason the maximum penalty is to be shot by a firing squad. If any lesser punishment is issued it makes a mockery of the oath-keepers in the rest of the US military.

      March 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. pisces

    In war time its fine to consider them an enemy. They were doing their job, just as we did ours. Ask any former sub mariner...they empathize with the dead, because that could have been them embracing an icey death. Rest in piece.

    March 16, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
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