So occurred the wreck
Our purpose to report the truth destiny of "Dakar".
I decide to report real version of disaster
occurred with "Dakar" as based on knowledge
and on obtained data, although the officials
inclosed from public attractive information;
then the circumstances demands corrective of
this text in the future. With updating proofs.
Then I compelled to give my no accuracy checked
opinion based on optimal supposition that it is not
happened clash of ships as told officials, but
the wreck began with a leak causing in other way.
The text based on proofs, that used with liability
and logical and engineering experience research.
- Of course, as the information will be update,
as will be update the text.
As it prove above, the official version of
losing "Dakar" is not logical and not proved
version told as if "Dakar" was very damaged by
any great ship that were collision with it.
As sow, by official version the "Dakar" and its
crew of 69 men after clash immediately sunk.
After analyze we draw a conclusion that official
version is mistakenly( as many other notes ).
So I wish to explain my version for convince our
owners of authority in realty of my statement
regards with causing the wreck and about it.
In contrary with the official version my
version based on proofs and logical proves.
The wreck occurred with a leak, causing others.
Then we have basis to suppose that the sunk
occurred not so immediately, as publicized.
and the crew of "Dakar" fought a long time
for rescue the submarine and itself.
The wreck and loss of "Dakar" occurred so:
-As describing, the wreck occurred around of
3 AM in a storming night 25 January 1968.
One day before of occurring the wreck were
changed intervals of communication with Navy Base
from 8 hour interval on the 6 hours interval.
I suppose that in 23 January the headquarter got
report from "Dakar" about occurring any local
disrepair as a crack in hull of submarine that
the crew succeed to remote during a short time;
then the contacts was returned to old ordering.
Others why were changed the ordering intervals
of communication in 23 January? -Then the next
communication waiting in 8 AM 25 January.
Accordance with the last communication with its
Navy Base, that made at 00:04 AM in 25 January
on the "Dakar" got ordering to delay 24 hours
the time of coming home. Then on the submarine
changed it running with economic velocity by
electric engine; so was running during 3 hours.
Then it were decided to change the running
under Diesel engine power with use the snorkel
system. When the vessel come to surface was a
storming blind night, it was difficult seen by
periscope the circumstances around, the waves..
The leak occurred so
Because of lack vision the submarine raised more
of wish with inertia. Then any time the submarine
were influenced by a strong board swing.
Action of dynamic power explained above
Probably, during this short time occurred a
crack in the cylindric support of the added
tank and so caused the leak as opening 0.6
meter hole in the strong submarines hull
that allowed outboard water to gush in
Immediately made experience go down lower for
relaxing the submarine from waves influence.
The Diesel engine stopped.
The men released the emmergensy buoy that had
goes to surface and sent the S.O.S. signals.
-In a short time the central section with
main desk and radio point were flooded.
Probably all men that there were in that
time in the central section have been lost.
The doors between other sections of the
submarine were hermetical closed as usually.
(The submariner could update us if passible
to turn up pumps if the central desk is flood).
-We suppose the wreck occurred because the tank
builded up into the Conning Tower, -turned of
from the hull and so occurred a great leak. The
crew knew that for coming to the leak necessary
to dismantle the bridge composed on the tower.
The crew left for us the witness that the men
fought for rescue the submarine and itself.
Maybe the men has hope to rescue their friends,
closed in the flooding central section.
The left men decided that the leak possible
inclose from outside.
-It was the only chance for inclosing the leak.
The crew knew here each detail because they
took a part in the repair works before.
Then several underwater swimmers armed with
repairing tools succeed go out from submarine;
they goes out during the torpedo camera or in
other way; they should to inclose the leak.
-They does the unique for open a rescue way.
These men dismantled the bridge and so the
aqualungers group opened a way for get reach
the leak and to carry out the repair. But they
had not the necessary for inclose the leak.
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From time of dismantle this bridge up to
sunk the submarine succeed drift 230 meter.
We may to calculate approximately how much time
passed..., who know the velocity of a sea flows
in this point of Mediterranean
(In a short time the velocity will be update).
But a veteran seamen told me that in deep of
this area the flow could be very slowly; then
the time for 230 meter drift should be long.
Yet is not know how much time passed before of
was given the decision to dismantle the bridge,
We have compute the time as the wreck continued
move with inertia along of its running; after
this began the drift with a sea flow that could
occurred a much time after the wreck.
The experience to rescue a drowning men.
The proofs are witness.
The crew left for us the witness that he fought
for rescue the submarine, as dismantled bridge
that found 230 meter from ruins of "Dakar")
The bridge dismantle thesis based on the argue
by proofs: (for prove of sow will seen that the
fastens of bridge with bolts does not damaged).
-if the rests of the bridge left not crushed,
then the bridge dismantled by man;
the next prove based on the supposition that
an opening sheet's construction would not fly
under water 230 meter along causing by any blow.
The fact, that the crew dismantle the bridge
-proves that the leak occurred into town.
But the crew do not succeed to fight with a
debit of the gushed waters. The waters are
raised. The crew and the ship were doom.
It was clear as there is not option for rescuing;
Then it's left the one actual purpose -to rescue
a drowning men. When the water raised, as the
unique possible shelter in the doom situation
turned be the little tank that composed above
on the submarine hull(would up this moment the
tank do not was torn away, as I supposed).
(Would the tank was torn off from the hull then
left an option use it as improvised float).
Roundly the weight of tank is 4.5 Ton, there is 6
cubemeter of its volume; then the tank could raise
about 10 men with minimum balloons of Oxygen.
Then the commander decide use this little tank
for rescuing of several men as it possible and
so to inform the headquarter about disaster or
for bring rescue or send mercy for their kinds.
So probable that the left men believe that the
sent men will succeed to report about wreck and
so will bring rescue for all who left here.
It was an optimal decide. All sailors of this
crew were as brothers, they worked for help one
other as could do only a good organized navy crew.
In contrary to any means, there were experience
sailors, that got a good training, they understand
their situation and operated correct and quickly.
The crew succeed make a hard work in very hard
circumstances, in cold water. All men who could
do made a passible for to stop the submarine sunk;
-The people usually helpless to fight against a
stormy sea in a blind night, closed in a narrow
shell that fill with water. But in negation to
circumstances and impossible the crew fought and
sent the S.O.S. The proofs -are their witness !
As explained above, the bridge was dismantled
by men during any time after wreck;
so they opened the way to close the leak and
set free this tank(then the tank is not found!).
In the meantime a part of men prepared the
tank for take into several sailors, and so
the tank should turn be as a ring-buoy.
Then the sailors cut the steel cable that
joins the wreck dam-buoy with submarine and
bound it with the tank, yet added a life-ropes.
Then they dismantled the tank from the hull..
So a little tank began its unforeseen function
as a life-float (as several men hold on myself
for the life-ropes around of it and perhaps
also several men into).
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So they took unique chance for rescue men.
They believed that their S.O.S will hearing
and anyone will save they!
Say me, what do you do in this situation as
the ship is sinking and the rescue isn't?
So the strange float, with several men around
began their drift in direct of waves, flows and
winds. The sea was near 14 C cold, it was a
storming night, or it began the morning
of 25 January 1968.
The high heavy waves attacked the men and tore
off them from their float and the hands become so
numb, as they could not more hold the life-rope.
Scarcely as a man able to bear all this more of 1
hour. The men that were sent for help were doom.
But so or others the life-float continued to drift.
Yet in 27 January the radio station of Nicosia got
the S.O.S. signals on the "Dakar" buoy frequency,
( because in first two days the tank bound with
dam-buoy drifted near of Create ), -but the people
who had should hear the signal of disaster ( the
Navy base in Haifa), -they did not hear the S.O.S.
(The help not sent that day, neither the next day)
- But who could understand that into the strange
cask there is men(if they was into).
But it were seeking the submarine, not any tank.
-Realty even would to suppose that the seeking
for "Dakar" began at 8 AM, at time when "Dakar"
does not made his communication with its base,
probably it was to late for given real help.
-Up to 8 AM already passed 5 hours after wreck.
-But in realty up the time of began of the Navy
seeking for "Dakar" passed to much time...
-I mean that regard with real circumstances, -the
men could be saved only in happy case would in the
moment of wreck near of them were passed any ship.
Would the S.O.S were got. But it not had happen.
(It ignorance what real occurred in this time ).
Did what occurred with "Dakar" after moment when
the part of its crew succeed loss it?
We know not exactly if the pumps worked and
what time the crew succeed to hold they working.
There is not an absolute isolated sections.
During the time the outboard water soaked into.
Obviously that after the compressed air ended
"Dakar" continued slowly sunk, up to 300 meter
critical deep passed; then the ballast and
air tanks began crushed under the high water
pressure(40 ATI) influence in these deep.
As the submarine suddenly flooded with water,
as began the acceleration sunk (up to 20 km/h).
The following occurred so, as explained before.
Do what occurred with the drifting tank?
Obviously that the tank continued drift for a
long time and was exploined as strange thing;
but could be as hermetic does not was due or
the men into tryed goes out, then the tank
has filled with water and sank.
But for these tank with men could be other end,
We have not proofs about occurred during they
last drift, but the left proofs shows that
the "Dakar" men were sending for bring help.
( the dismantled bridge, do not found remains
of the tank, the torn dam-buoy with a specific
for 300 meter deep of water of flora remains
as in opinion given by the researcher of the
Sea Research Institute).
The men in real could not left living for long
time in circumstances of storm, as occurred.
Also the cable that hold the dam-buoy could torn
because of storm(with negation to my supposition).
or other unsolved reason. Then the reasons of
disaster up today left as a mystery.
I ask, please to seen my interpretation of
disaster with "Dakar" as an individual opinion,
based on proofs, that made under liability.
My version should be accuracy checked and
corrected by official commission that have an
exactly regard data, that were inclosed for me.
This story occurred maybe does not accuracy
as I told it, but it occurred so. I was there.
I apologize before of relatives of our falling
sailors that my describe caused them a graveness.
-I sure that the officials have responsibility
for establishing an Expert Commission for check
the all improvements, that was made with "Dakar".
It necessary for prevention a similar in future.
For memory of the falling 69 Israeli sailors.
(This fragment update 14.01.2000 and 13/03/2000)
As proof for thesis that the tank was used
for rescue of men used its missing between
of the other remains of "Dakar". In other
case the tank would be rest between other
remains of wreck as a flatten steel detail.
But all could beoccurred others, if