Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY DISCOVER UNCHARTED GERMAN U-BOATS DURING HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY :

"A hydrographic survey team working on the Coastguard Tug, Anglian Sovereign, made the discovery of two submarine wrecks during a routine sonar survey off the Orkney Islands coastline earlier this year. They were discovered approximately 70 miles east of Sanday Sound and may prove to be uncharted German U-Boats from the First World War. Plans of two U-Boats reported missing in the area in 1918 have been examined by experts who have identified the wrecks as U102 and U92, which may have been sunk on the Northern Barrage, a series of mines laid east of Sanday Sound."

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency : World War 1 Submarines Found by Anglian Sovereign



                       




Diving the U 92, by Steven Slater (www.jeanelaine.co.uk), 15.6.2007 :
"Mostly intact (some damage where to her bow section), U 92 is a lot larger than I imagined. Some plates have rotted off the outside hull, revealing the inner pressure hull but, other than that, she is intact. Clipping a line on to the shot, I headed up the hull to the aft gun, which was easily visible in the 8 10 m visibility. Having inspected the workings I passed munitions lying on the deck before coming to the conning tower complete with small portholes. A small periscope gazed out into the black sea as it had done for the last 90 years. The hatch was firmly closed, baring witness that none of the German sailors managed to escape, and that she is now a tomb to her officers and men."