Marine archaeologist finds wreckage of WWI German U-boat

When Tomas Termote, a marine archaeologist, plunged 100 feet into the sea near Belgium this summer, he could barely believe his eyes: In front of him was a German submarine from World War I, with two of its hatches closed and, he suspected, 23 bodies inside.

“I immediately realized this was a German U-boat, and was elated,” said Mr. Termote, a 42-year-old World War I buff who envisions himself as a “Flemish Indiana Jones” and has made more than 5,000 dives in the North Sea in search of shipwrecks. “The submarine was remarkably intact and covered in seaweed, marine plants, and orange, red and yellow flowers with fish swimming by.”

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