U-boat wreck is discovered
SCIENTISTS have found the wreck of a German submarine sunk during the First World War.
The U-87 downed 23 Allied ships in less than a year and was finally taken out by a British sloop on Christmas Day 1917.
Its precise location was not known until now but images show the U-boat in remarkable condition on the seabed off Bardsey Island, North Wales.
It was found as part of a Bangor University survey, using new techniques to map 168 shipwrecks around the Welsh coast.
U-87 was a prolific attacker and was on its fifth operational tour.
On December 25, 1917, she attacked a convoy in the Irish Sea and targeted the 4812-ton British steamship Agberi. The sub was spotted and sunk after being rammed.
FIND Sunken U-87 sub