It was built in 1936 in Germany. During World War II, performing transport services for the Kriegsmarine. In 1943, was taken over by the Allies and interned in Spain. Then hit the hands of the British and changed the name to "Empire Consett". In 1946, the Russians took it over. They gave him new name "Akademik Karpinski". August 31, 1953 was sunk in the Baltic Sea during the voyage from Kaliningrad to Amsterdam.
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55° 7' 0" N , 18° 22' 0" E
Depth above the wreck: 70m
Depth at the bottom: 80m
Diving on the wreck requires special permission issued by the organizer diving Maritime Authority.
Built in 1936 by the company Nordseewerke in Emden under the name "Thalia", for the first three years he swam for the German owner - Dampfschifffahrts Gesellschaft Neptun, but after the outbreak of war to be embodied in the fleet of the Kriegsmarine. She interned in 1943. in Spanish Cadiz, and in May 1945. were the Allies. Then also been renamed "Empire Consett" to a year later to be przetransferowanym to the USSR and receive his last name - "Academician Karpinsky". The flag of the Soviet Union cruised to 31 August 1953., When it embarked on its final voyage from Kalingradu to Amsterdam, during which it was sunk by a powerful storm.
The wreck was discovered in 2012 by a group of divers Baltictech.
The wreck lies on its keel. It is kept in very good condition. From the stern of the ship's name clearly marked. Part of the superstructure filled with details of equipment which still remained there. Average dive depth of 75m.
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