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German U-33 enters dry dock after suspected leak

29th April 2020 - 09:35 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The German Bundeswehr has reported that a Class 212A U-33 submarine (pictured) from 1st Submarine Squadron entered a dry dock in Kiel, Germany on 28 April after experiencing a suspected leak.

The leak is believed to be occurring via the torpedo tube but the crew failed to locate the exact cause whilst still afloat.

Torpedoes from the vessel were delivered to the Laboe ammunition depot for examination and subsequent repairs before the U-33 entered the dry dock.

It is expected that any repairs will be completed by 11 May at the latest and that the U-33 will then resume normal operations.

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