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Old 06-09-2009, 04:01 AM   #1
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Wreck of Soviet submarine S-2 found

I thought this could be interesting also to our community. A Soviet submarine was sunk in 1940 in the sea between the Aland Isles (Finland) and Sweden and has now been found after almost 60 years.

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Rysk ubåt funnen vid Märket - Ålandstidningen

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Russian submarine found at Märket

After almost ten years of searching, wreck hunters have found the remains of the russian submarine S-2 that was sund with all crew of 50 by the Market lighthouse in 1940.

HISTORY The last visual observation of the S-2 was made on January 3rd 1940 by lighthouse officer J.A. Eckerman of the Market lighthouse. He tells:

"The submarine was visible just outside the Market island eastern edge. It looked as if it headed northward towards the reefs just east of Market but suddenly it changed its heading to clear the reefs and headed eastwards between the reefs and the small island Northeast Sankan. Immidiately after changing course, the submarine submerged. Shortly after, an explosion was heard in east-southeast direction. At the moment I was looking through my binoculars at a shipwreck in another direction. As I immediately after the explosion turned around, I saw in the believed direction of the sound som thick black smoke that lightened up and disappeared in the wind. However, the observed submarine should not have been able to reach the explosion site even though it was heading in the direction. The submarine carried the the sign C-2."

Ever since, the submarine has been lost. Neither the Finnish or Swedish navy has known the position of the wreck.

The search for S-2 begun in April 2009. A wast area of the sea has been searched through and the wreck has now been found in the Aland sea near the Finnish-Swedish sea border by a swedish-finnish diving team. Member of this team is Ingvald Eckerman, grandson of the lighthouse officer J.A. Eckerman.

At the time of the sinking there were a total of 50 aboard, the regular crew of 46 plus the commander of the 13th submarine division Gavriil Nikolajevitj Tutyshkin, his assistant and two mechanical students. All 50 aboard perished.

Swedish and Aland isles authorities as well as the Embassy of Russia in Helsinki has been informed of the discovery of the wreck.

In a press release, the diving team tells that Russia has stated the finding of the S-2 to be very important and has thus contacted Swedish and Finnish authorities asking for further information on the fate of the S-2.

The members of the diving team are Mårten Zetterström (Heby), Ingvald Eckerman (Åland), Richard Johansson (Falkenberg), Patrik Palm (Helsingborg), Björn Rosenlöf (Stockholm) och Mikael Sundin (Uppsala).

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Old 06-09-2009, 07:14 AM   #2
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Re: Wreck of Soviet submarine S-2 found

The finding of the submarine has also been brought up big in Swedish newspapers. On the below link you will find photos and a map.

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Old 06-09-2009, 08:29 AM   #3
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Re: Wreck of Soviet submarine S-2 found

really interesting! Thanks for posting this.-DougD
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:43 AM   #4
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Excellent photos, clear map, thanks for this.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:21 PM   #5
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Re: Wreck of Soviet submarine S-2 found

From the photos, I guess that is one sub that won't be raised.
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:03 AM   #6
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Re: Wreck of Soviet submarine S-2 found

The story continues. While a total diving ban in the area was expected imminently, nothing has happened yet. Currently, the local authorities are investigating who holds the jurisdiction in the matter. It remains unclear if the this is a matter of the Finnish state or the local Aland Isles autonomy government. As the submarine is the legal property of the Soviet Union and its legal successor, the Russian Federation, an initiative for a diving ban can also come from the Kremlin. As per today, nothing has happened.

The wreck of the S-2 contains several torpedoes, shells for the deck gun and additionally, a still undetonated mine rest on the seafloor nearby. A local authority marine archeologist states: "No new diving permits are issued for this area, however we cannot stop divers that already hold permits for the area. We strongly urge that no diving is carried out in the area".

The border patrol has been asked to increase their supervision of the area awaiting further instructions "from above".

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Does anyone have any information on the admiral that was aboard?
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Re: Wreck of Soviet submarine S-2 found

There was no admiral aboard. The highest ranking officer was the commander of the 13th Battalion of the 1st Submarine Brigade, Captain 3rd Rank Gavriil Nikolayevich Tutyshkin.
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:44 PM   #8
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Re: Wreck of Soviet submarine S-2 found

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There was no admiral aboard. The highest ranking officer was the commander of the 13th Battalion of the 1st Submarine Brigade, Captain 3rd Rank Gavriil Nikolayevich Tutyshkin.
Oh, for some reason I just got the impression that he was admiral rank. If he was captain III rank, what rank was the commander of the submarine then?

Any more information about Tutyshkin?
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The submarine commander was Ivan Aleksandrovich Sokolov, a kapitan-leitenant, so one rank lower than Tutyshin.

About Tutyshin: He was born on 8 February 1905 and joined the Navy in 1922. He attended the Naval School in 1927 and Naval Aviation School in 1932. He was assistent watch commander aboard the battleship "October Revolution" in 1928, pilot-observer in 1928, watch officer aboard the minelayer "25 October" from 1932 to 1933, assistent commander of the Shch-304 from 1934 to 1936, commander of the Shch-301 from March 1936 to May 1937, commander of the S-3 from May 1937 to February 1938, commander of the 16th Battalion of the 2nd Submarine Brigade of the Red Banner Baltic Fleet in 1938, commander of the 11th Battalion of the 1st Submarine Brigade of the Red Banner Baltic Fleet in 1938, and finally commander of the 13th Battalion of the 1st Submarine Brigade of the Red Banner Baltic Fleet from 1938 to his death in January 1940. Picture:
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Re: Wreck of Soviet submarine S-2 found

Another submarine has been found, this time the russian submarine Gepard, which most likely struck a mine in October 1917 and disappeared. The wreck was found by a swedish maritime research vessel just northeast of the island "Gotska sandon" and rest on the seabed 91 metres below the surface. While the submarine is damaged from the blast when it struck the mine, it is otherwise in good shape and the eight on-deck stored torpedoes are still intact.

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