Friday Focus: Sea Monster U-Boat Found


A German World War one U-Boat has been found off the Scottish coast, it had been reported to be lying undiscovered for almost 100 years and experts believe that it could help solve the mystery of the vessel’s final hours.

The submarine which was found by engineers laying undersea power cables was almost perfectly intact; however experts believe that the vessel is a UB- 85 sunk by HMS Coreopsis in 1918 which may have been attacked by a ‘sea monster.’

The British Navy’s Coreopsis commander described the encounter, he said: “large eyes set in a horny sort of skull with teeth that could be seen glistening in the moonlight”. The submarines discovery- off the coast Stranraer in southwest Scotland could disclose the mystery of its final hours.

The speculation about sea monsters was fuelled by the secrecy surrounding what happened during the first U-boat war and stories resulted from journalists and ex-navy men “talking late at night and having a nice time.”

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