A company of Swedish divers have discovered a submarine lying on the bed of the Baltic Sea. This was announced by the Swedish news agency TT. An inspection carried out by Swedish military specialists confirmed that it is the AG14 Russian submarine which disappeared without trace in 1917. The hull of the Russian submarine is lying close to the island of Gotska Sandoen.
Karl Douglas, a member and sponsor of the diving company told journalists today that the Swedish Foreign Ministry had informed the Russian Defense Ministry about the Swedish divers' find, although the Russian authorities have not yet reacted in any way to this information. The salvaging of a Russian ship is not an urgent matter for Sweden.
The AG-14 was built in 1916 to reinforce the Russian submarine fleet in the First World War. The submarine did not return home in the summer of 1917. 30 people had been on board.