Friday, December 4, 2020

Divers found an Enigma machine while searching the Baltic Sea for discarded fishing nets harmful to marine life


Shortly before Germany’s surrender in May 1945, the crews of about 50 submarines, or U-Boots, followed an order to scuttle their ships in Gelting Bay, near the Danish border, to avoid handing them to the Allies. Destroying encryption devices was part of the order.

“We suspect our Enigma went overboard in the course of this event”