Rusty shell of German submarine WWI that got stuck on sand off the French coast in 1917 REVENUE 100 years after the crew gave up the craft to surrender
- Wreck of the German submarine UC-61 originated from Wissant, near Calais, France
- Submarine was flooded by the men on board in July 1917 before surrendering
- Parts of the ship appear on the beach every two to three years
Bryony Jewell for Mailonline
The wreck of a German submarine that ran aground in the First World War has re-emerged off the coast of France.
Sand movements on the beach of Wissant, near Calais, have led to the UC-61 returning more than 100 years after the collapse.
The submarine was flooded by the men on board in July 1917 and all 26 members surrendered to the French authorities.
The wreckage, depicted, of a German submarine has reappeared due to sand movements on the beach of Wissant, near Calais, northern France
Parts of the underwater vessel appear every two to three years but usually disappear quickly
The mayor of Wissant Bernard Bracq said that the UC-61 appears every two to three years & # 39; but after a & # 39;good gust the wreck will disappear again. & # 39;
Parts of the ship are also visible at low tide, about 100 meters from the dunes, since December, reports the BBC.
Now, however, it is hoped that more of the submarine will be unveiled with the local guide Vincent Schmitt in the hope that the wind and tides will dig up the rest.
He said: & # 39; Pieces appear from time to time, but this is the first time we have discovered so much. & # 39;
Historians believe that the UC-61, depicted on Wednesday, sunk at least 11 ships during the war
The crew of the UC-61 collapsed their ship before surrendering to the authorities in 1917
Historians believe that the UC-61 has sunk at least 11 ships, either by laying mines or firing torpedoes.
The ship got stuck in the sand during heavy fog and was destroyed by its crew to prevent it from being captured by the Allies, CNN reports.
The UC-61 was on its way to Boulogne-sue-Mer and Le Havre when he got into trouble, reports the mirror.
The submarine had a dive time of 48 seconds and was able to work at a depth of 50 meters (160 ft).