This is coolbert:
Indeed, if this be so, such a discovery is quite significant even EXTRAORDINARILY SO!
Thanks to Harry and "Sharkhunters" www.sharkhunters.com we have the preliminaries - - A GERMAN SUBMARINE FROM THE ERA OF WORLD WAR TWO [WW2] FOUND SUBMERGED AND PARTIALLY BURIED IN THE CHURCHILL RIVER, CANADA, FAR UPSTREAM FROM THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER - - HUDSON BAY!!
This is unprecedented??
This is believed to be the German U-1226 for a long time thought to have been lost in the Atlantic, NOT heard of after reporting snorkel problems!!
Long lost and now found??
And found where no one would have ever suspected to look?
As described by Harry:
"The boat in question . . . would be U-1226. The boat is far up the Churchill River and sunk in the sand with only the conning tower protruding out of the river bottom. What was this boat doing way up a river in Canada - and in late 1944?"
From the wiki entry for the U-1226:
"German submarine U-1226) was a Type IXC/40 U-boat of the German Kriegsmarine during World War II."
"The U-boat, built for service in the Battle of the Atlantic, was completed in Hamburg in November 1943 . . . embarking on her only operational patrol from Horten in Norway during September 1944."
"The last contact with the boat was on 23 October 1944 reporting trouble with its Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus after which nothing more was heard from her"
That Churchill River flowing into Hudson Bay and a significant body of water at the mouth - - deep enough to accommodate and allow a submerged vessel to travel far upstream without detection?
These dates as given for the single and only voyage of the U-1226 a threat existing of significant surface ice as present both in Hudson Bay and even possibly in the Churchill River itself at that time of the year. Such is my instantaneous reaction! An submerged voyage upriver would have been too susceptible to snorkel damage and the risks too great!