Navy passed on all known information on 1968 submarine disaster to bereaved families

The Israel Navy has in recent days passed all of the known information on the tragic fate of the INS Dakar to family members who lost loves ones on board, following decades of investigation.

The INS Dakar was purchased by Israel from the UK Royal Navy, and set out on a voyage from England to Israel in January 1968. Its last radio call was transmitted on January 25, before sinking to the sea floor southeast of Crete. All 69 sailors on board were killed.

Israel recovered the submarine’s wreckage in 1999.


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