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Enigma machine found??

Discussion in 'Codes, Cyphers & Spies' started by bronk7, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. bronk7

    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    I believe good chances. However I hate the bad photos of the find. Clean it and come back. The u-boats practised there before entering the Atlantic
     
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    BERLIN (Reuters) - German divers searching the Baltic Sea for discarded fishing nets have stumbled upon a rare Enigma cipher machine used by the Nazi military during World War Two which they believe was thrown overboard from a scuttled submarine.

    Thinking they had discovered a typewriter entangled in a net on the seabed of Gelting Bay, underwater archaeologist Florian Huber quickly realised the historical significance of the find.
    https://www.usnews.com/news/world/a...iscover-nazi-ww2-enigma-machine-in-baltic-sea
     
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    .the archaeologist ''quickly realised''' what it was???? that seems incredible.....I don't think many people would know what one looks like if found in great condition
     
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    It's not incredible to me, a underwater archaeologist working in the Baltic sea figures out a typewriter type device found on the sea bed might just be a Enigma device. Considering nearly every German U-boat and surface ship worked up/trained in the Baltic during the war and many were lost there if you wanted a good chance to find one, the Baltic is the spot.
     
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    Found any enigma or other interesting items or are they 'closed coffins'??
     
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    No way to tell, a good chance it came from a U-boat but any moderately large surface unit might have one or been on a transport ship/plane going to Finland/Norway or even to a embassy in Sweden.
     
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    Yes, just curious as the area was used for u-boat practice. Some u-boat might have taken a dive forever then again many were declared as untouchable as having dead seamen.
     
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    It appears pretty bashed up and certainly 50 years under water did not help, but is possible that some form of identifying mark/number may be recoverable leading to a positive ID as to where it came from. Might help solve a mystery.
     
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    The Swedish battleship Mars was nicely reserved for not being in the so salty water? Could better reserved items be found as mentioned the Finnish gulf etc were used as u-boat practice areas. That is if they are allowed to be searched.
     
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    Requires desalination.
     

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