Soviet sub found in Baltic sea 71 years after it sank [Video]

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The wreck of a Soviet submarine lost during World War II has been found in the Baltic Sea 71 years after it sank, according to the Agence France-Presse.

The wreck, believed to be that of the S-6 which disappeared in September 1941, was found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea off the Swedish island of Oeland.

“In the autumn of 1941 several Russian submarines left their home bases to patrol the Baltic Sea. Several of them never returned. One of them has now been found, blown up into large pieces, southeast of Oeland,” the armed forces said in a statement to the Agence France-Presse.

According to the report, the S-6 was probably blown apart by a German mine, though the military said it was impossible to say for certain what had happened.

The vessel was found in international waters in Sweden’s economic zone, in a heavily-mined area known as the “Wartburg minefield”.