WW II submarine found with 71 bodies

WW II submarine found with 71 bodies

A long-lost British Second World War submarine that vanished 73 years ago has been found with 71 bodies off the coast of Italy.

The 1,290 tonne vessel was found by a diving team at a depth of 100 metres, close to the island of Tavolara, off the northeast coast of Sardinia.

The submarine vanished without a trace around January 2, 1943, and is believed to have been hit by a mine in the Gulf of Olbia.

It had left Malta on December 28, 1942, for its first mission to destroy two Italian battleships. But after sending a signal on December 31, the vessel disappeared without a trace.