Shinil Group said on July 15, 2018 at 09:48 that it had found the Dmitrii Donskoii , a Russian armored ship that had sunk near the Ulleungdo of South Korea for 113 years. The star of Donskoii was first discovered at 1.3km, N37 ° -29′.2 “E130 ° -56′.3” and 434m from Ulleungdo Island. Dmitrii Donskoii , the first-class armored cruiser of the Russian Baltic Fleet, which left the Baltic Sea in 1885, had sailed the oceansfor 20 years, and in May 1905 the Baltic Fleet, the strongest Russian fleet, hit the Battle of Tsushima, where 38 Baltic ships and 89 Japanese ships warred . Dmitrii Donskoii , a 5,800-ton ironclad cruiser, which is one of the 38 main Baltic fleet vessels that depart from the Baltic Sea.
The Donskoii battleship was discovered on the coast of Ulleungdo after 113 years.
The Shinil Group exploration team, which had prepared the Donskoii excavation, found two ships of Nuytco ( Canada ) ‘s DeepWorker in the estimated area of sinking on July 14, 2018 , and the ship was 100% identical to the Donskoii ‘ s sail plan. ” Then , a re-exploration what Conducted at 09:48 on July 15, and finally the team found DONSKOII and photographed the star,” It was confirmed as Donskoii. ”
In addition to the clear sharpness of the star, there were 203mm cannons and 152mm long-distance guns, a number of machine guns, anchors, two stacks, three masts, wooden decks and armor – The cruiser Dmitrii Donskoii was completely confirmed.
The bottom of Donskoii is about 40 degrees on the seabed with its star 380 meters below the water level , and its bow is at 430 meters. One-third of the star is bombarded and the hull is severely damaged. It is a half-broken situation. However, the upper deck of the wooden hull is almost untouched . The armor on the side of the hull is well preserved, while the anchors, guns and machine guns remain in place. In addition, all three of the masts and the two chimneys are broken, there is a partial attacked trail of marking on the sides.
The exploration team of the Shinil Group is under the leadership of JD Engineering (Representative Lee Wonbok), a marine exploration company in Korea. Allan, an ocean exploration expert in the UK ; Jeffery and four others from Nuytco, a Canadian marine exploration company and Jin Gyo-jung (former Salvage & Rescue commander), a marine exploration consultant of the Shinil Group; have prepared for Donskoii ‘s exploration since last year and now enjoyed the fruits .
The exploration team closely discusses and compares the images and photos of Donskoii , taken on July 14 and 15, with the hull plan, and releases the data externally on the 17th. In addition, the exploration team finds a large amount of iron boxes in the star and wants to take measures to preserve them. With this discovery, it becomes clear that the Shinil Group is the only entity in the world who discovered Donskoii .
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