Operation Deadlight Expedition II
by Innes McCartney
This is the second dive expedition onto the resting place of the German U-boats scuttled in 1945-1945 during Operation Deadlight by the Allies.
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This article was published on 13 May 2002.
|Operation Deadlight Expedition II|
Day One: 4 May, 2002 - Diving on the U-1271 since U-861 is hard to locate.
Day Two: 5 May, 2002 - The broken down wreck of U-1009, plus the Laurentic.
Day Three: 6 May, 2002 - Going back to the U-2511 which Innes describes as the world's greatest submarine dive.
Day Four: 7 May, 2002 - A dive on the U-1104 in a nice Atlantic swell.
Day Five: 8 May, 2002 - Another unidentified U-boat location, plus a steamer from WWI.
Day Six: 9 May, 2002 - A dive on another unidentified boat which turned out to be an awesome dive on the other type XXI boat there!
Day Seven: 12 May, 2002 - Finally Oesten's elusive U-861 is located.
Day Eight: 13 May, 2002 - No diving due to poor weather conditions.
Day Nine: 14 May, 2002 - No diving due to poor weather conditions.
Day Ten: 15 May, 2002 - Another visit on the type XXI boat U-2506.
Day Eleven: 16 May, 2002 - Dropping onto the U-1271.
Day Twelve: 17 May, 2002 - The end report of the Operation Deadlight Expedition II.
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Books dealing with this subject include
Czarne dni U-Bootwaffe. Perepeczko, Andrzej, 1961.