Divers from the Baltictech group discovered the wreck of the German transport ship Gerrit Fritzen at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The ship took part in Operation Hannibal and stayed during it in 1945. This is the third of five ships sought by divers that took part in the evacuation of the German population.
Gerrit Fritzen is one of five transports sunk in 1945. The ship took part in Operation Hannibal, which involved the evacuation of German troops and civilians from Pomerania and East Prussia in 1945.
Several hundred ships were used for the evacuation. More than 200 of them were sunk by the Soviet Air Force and Navy. A few years ago, a group of divers from the Baltictech group from Gdynia set themselves the goal of finding five wrecks that have not yet been discovered.
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Two years ago the first successes came. The Frankfurt and ships were found Karlsruhe. Now the transport ship Gerrit Fritzen has been located. Divers are still looking for Orion and the Baltaland ship.
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Main photo source: Maciej Honc/BALTICTECH