1940, Europe devastated by German invasion. The German warship Karlsruhe was attacked off the coast of Norway. The pages of history show that the German ship sank at sea during the British invasion. But its remains were not found. Sixty years later, the ship’s skeleton was recently found off the coast of Norway.
According to Norwegian power grid operator Statnet and marine archaeologists, the ship was sunk during World War II and was scanned for gold. The ship was first found in 2016, near a cable that went under the sea. The wreckage of the ship, which has been in operation since 198, was found 15 meters away. The cable was the only link between Denmark and Norway.
The ship, built in 1920, later became part of the Nazi German navy. In April 1940, the ship was used to invade Norway. The ship was then attacked by the British as it was returning from Kristiansand in southern Norway. Shortly after the start of the voyage, the ship sank due to a torpedo fired from a British submarine. The ship was quickly evacuated. The ship was found 490 meters below sea level and 13 nautical miles (24 km) from the coast.
Statnet and his companions photographed various parts of the sunken ship. A gold scan of the wreckage makes it easier to identify it. The images were then first aired on the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK.