Sometime after sinking the Swedish cargo ships Margareta and Luleå, which were carrying Iron Ore to Germany, Soviet Navy submarine S7 was intercepted while running on the surface at night, by the Finnish submarine, Vesihiisi.
Vesihiisi fired one torpedo which impacted on S7's stern, sinking her within a minute.
Although the vessel was fully closed up to dive with all hatches closed, the captain and three crew were standing in the conning tower, & escaped to be taken prisoner on Vesihiisi.
The 257 foot long, thousand ton vessel lies 120 feet down, off Söderarm in the Stockholm archipelago.
It is speculated the hull could be dry inside as there is no blast damage in forward areas.
As with the wreck of her sister ship the S8 (lost with all 46 crew off Sweden in 1941), the Swedish Government does not permit recreational dives in accordance with the Russian Government's wishes.
Forty seven Soviet submarines lie in the cold gloom of the Baltic, and a number are very near to the Swedish coast.
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