The shot was tied to the stern of the wreck. As we moved forward we came across an open hatch.
We got a shock as we finned past the opening as it was stuffed full of hungry congers!!
Looking back towards the stern with the conning tower in the background. You would be able to see it better if the resident wildlife would stop posing in front of the camera!!
This is a view of the stbd prop taken from the port side. It is silhouetted against Leigh Bishops flash.
Laid down in 1941 U767 was commissioned on 11 September 1943, a type V11C U-Boat. With a crew of 50 she was commanded by ObLt Walter Dankleff and sank one warship in her career.
In June 1944 she was traveling towards France to intercept the D-Day landings. In the morning of the 18th June HM Fame and HMS Inconstant intercepted transmissions from her which gave them a good fix on her position. HMS Fame made ASDIC contact with her and launched a hedgehog. Several explosions were heard at 95 ft, the rest went off on the sea bed. After three depth charges a survivor surfaced wearing breathing apparatus. The only survivor of the 50 crew.
U-767 was discovered by the Starfish Enterprise team with the assistance of John Ovenden during an expedition led by Leigh Bishop.
This dive nearly cost me my fingers! Click the icon to find out why.