Ludmila Bozhko. International Group of divers, 2015 sunk almost a hundred years ago in the waters of the Baltic sea near the Swedish coast of the Russian submarine " Som ", made a proposal to the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation assistance in lifting it. About this Last news said the researcher Icelandic iXplorer Ocean research, native of Russia, Alex Max (Alexei Mikhailov).
"We sent a letter to the Ministry of defense of Russia at the end of July, immediately after it became clear that the submarine found -" Som ". With us still not one person And not contacted, " said he.
"We are pleased to announce that in cooperation With our Swedish partner, Ocean X Team, We found the Russian Submarine that sank in Swedish territorial waters, under the name" Som ", - said in the letter, a copy of which the group has transferred the Last news .
Authorized organizations write that iXplorer is the first candidate to participate in the lifting of the boat in case of obtaining permission from the Swedish authorities." Would like to offer you our assistance in the lifting of the submarine in case of your interest, " according to the document signed by the head of the organization Christian Johannesson.
the letter also says that after contact With relatives of the lost crew, now living in Russia, Belarus, the USA And Ukraine, the band became clear that they had expressed interest in the proper burial of the remains after lifting the boat.
According to estimates of experts of the organization, spending on the rise "Catfish" have the opportunity to reach 10 million dollars. And, According to marine researchers, any proposals from Russia by lifting the submarine they had received.
in the Last news until have no comment from the defense Ministry on the supply iXplorer.
Alex Max, discussing the process of lifting the submarine And its possible preservation, said that no doubt would have wished to see her in a Museum or somewhere in the EU, and in Russia - in Moscow or in St. Petersburg. No doubt, he said, have the opportunity to raise issues of a legal nature, because the submarine were killed in the period up to the February revolution of 1917, And the Russian Federation has no rights to her undisputed possession, neither in military nor in the form of a historical object.
in the nearest plans of the group - the ceremony of transfer of soil From the place of death "Soma" in the temple in Sestroretsk. The city authorities have already made an offer, And date - submariner Day in the coming 2016.
The group is also working on a documentary film And a book that tells about the History of submarines.
"Our dream is to raise the "Soma" on the centenary of his death: 10 may 2016, " said Alex Max.
in Sweden about the detection of submarines was announced on the evening of 27 July. Alex Max, Swedish media reported about the whereabouts of the ship, then told Last news that the submarine is Russian And sank on may 10, 1916, when confronted with the Swedish steamer " Angermanland ". Together With the boat died And her fighting crew - two officers And 16 of the lower ranks.
The story of "Catfish" was approved at the end of July And military experts of Sweden. Analysis of materials depicting submarine found showed that Swedish divers found the submarine, which sank in 1916.
Submarine built in the United States in 1901 at the Holland project-VIIR John Philip Holland And named Fulton, after the transfer of the boat to the Russian Federation it was renamed to " Com ". In her sample in Russia in the years 1904-1906 was built a series of submarines.
"Som" is unique to the history of Russia ", - said Alex Max.
It is the " Som " under the command of Lieutenant Prince Vladimir Trubetskoy made in 1905 the 1st attack submarine enemy vessels.
Despite the imperfection of structures And permanent faults, " Som " was in the Russo-Japanese war the most active submarine. The total residence time under water was more than 16 hours. In those days it was a record number.
"Catfish" in the history of the Russian submarine fleet entered And as a pioneer of ice swimming.