From the bottom of the Barents sea raised sixth American tank «Sherman» during WWII

© Photo : Sergey Fedyuninsky medium tank Sherman raised by the experts of the office of search and rescue operations of the Northern fleet from the bottom of the Barents seaFrom the bottom of the Barents sea raised sixth American tank «Sherman» during WWII© Photo : Sergey fedyunin

Specialists of the Northern fleet is lifted from the bottom of the Barents sea and taken to Severomorsk tank of the Second world war, told reporters on Friday the chief a press-services of fleet captain first rank Vadim Serga.

The historical exhibit was brought to the surface from a depth of 56 meters.

«Experts management of search and rescue operations of the Northern fleet raised from the bottom of the Barents sea the sixth tank «Sherman». All Severomorsk brought to the surface seven historical occurrences of armored vehicles,» — are reported words of the commander of Northern fleet Admiral Nicholas evmenova.

The commander recalled that on July 19 in new York city delivered another unique exhibit — the American medium tank M3 Lee, which is now restored in detached repair battalion.

The operation to lift, «Sherman» on Board the transport «Thomas Donaldson», which sank in the Barents sea during the Second world war, has executed the emergency and rescue detachment of the Northern fleet consisting of vehicle engineering lines of «KIL-143», the diving vessel «VM-227» and the diving boat «Ivan Shvets».

It is planned that in the nearest future specialists of the Northern fleet will begin to restore this historic vehicle. In turn, the rescuers will continue its work on the transport «Thomas Donaldson», evaluating the possibility of lifting and other historical exhibits.

The us government in 1942 to supply the USSR tanks «Sherman». In March 1945, an American transport ship «Thomas Donaldson» was torpedoed by a German submarine off the entrance to Kola Bay. Aboard ship aviationa and armored vehicles destined for the Soviet army, went down with the ship.

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