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. overOver

    This was a NUCLEAR POWERED u-boat. Get your facts straight, morons at CNN.

    March 16, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Fundies

    I think it's time to start getting ready for Octoberfest.

    March 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chumlee

      Start getting ready!? Been there, done that!!

      March 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Exyi

    @ judge-mental

    i translated you reply and you have been reported cussing and foul language targeted at another will not be tolerated mabie you should have read the TOS and Rules first enjoy your perma-ban

    March 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Whee

    Wow, like, yea.

    March 16, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Fundies

    I never trusted the Netherlandians

    March 16, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. rt

    wikipedia lists u-106 as a WW2 submarine

    March 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aleseller1745

      It's Wiki, NOT Brittanica. GIGO.

      March 16, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Fundies

    u-boats gave new meaning to yelling "seal it in" when you fart in a confined space with your buddies.

    March 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chumlee

      Who fluffed the covers?

      March 16, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. nheckt

    Dude shut up, we get it

    March 16, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Exyi

    The first submersible with reliable information on its construction was built in 1620 by Cornelius Jacobszoon Drebbel, a Dutchman in the service of James I of England. I

    commissioned into the Imperial German Navy in 1906 as its first U-Boat, the U-1. U-1 was retired from service in 1919, and is currently preserved and on display in the Deutsches Museum in Munich

    There you have it 1906 is when the first German U-boat was introduced

    March 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Slats

      Actually the first submarine was the U2 from Ireland.

      March 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gutten-tag

      That MAY be the first submarine, but the best is the BMT from Subway. Make mine with chipolte sauce.

      March 16, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Fundies

    Glad to see you are back nheckt. we really missed your seriousness, witty dialogue.

    March 16, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Pluto

    How did we go from the discovery of a german U boat to Politics??????

    March 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. runner305

    With your screen name, you simply don't have any grounds whatsoever for calling anybody a moron! (except yourself)

    March 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Fundies

    this is nothing compared to the threads about the wooly mammoth a few months back.

    March 16, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Runner304

    one ahead of you runner305, one ahead of you.

    March 16, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Butthead Vulva Neptune

    I can't get enough of this either.

    March 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
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