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It was equipped with the latest navigational gear of the period and had onboard a high ranking Navigation Officer whose alleged purpose was to ensure safe passage in foreign waters yet, that particular boat managed to be stranded high and dry on a rocky shore within walking distance of a major Swedish Naval Base. This is the story of Soviet submarine W 137.

CREDITS

Before proceeding further I would like to acknowledge the great help received from a good friend, Klas Horndahl, without whose help this feature would have been impossible to produce. Indeed, Klas was also my main source of information on both the S-13 story and the Wilhelm Gustloff feature (both of which can be reached from the menu above.)

Klas Horndahl
Klas Horndahl
Researcher Emeritus

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