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Hamnskär lat 60 13,3 N long 26 18,2 I


Hamnskär is a small outer island, located about 25 kilometers south of
Loviisa. The island is a popular bird monitoring place especially in spring
and autumn time. As well as a wonderfull nature, there is a memorial
of the sunken German submarine UC37.

The memorial tells the submarine's fate: "The November 17th - 1917 at
twilight arrived to Hamnskär German submarine UC57, bringing to
Finland war needs. With the submarine came Prussian jaeger battalion
of the 27's men (the list of men's names). Men took part in
Finland's freedom war."

"Early in the morning the November 18th, 1917 went UC-57 return trip
to Germany, but it never arrived. Underwater crew (the list of Crew

members)... To those German men´s memory, who first sacrificed their
lives in Finland's independence, this granite statue rises to telling
us about the great period of Finland´s history, and after advice future
generations to keep inviolate the freedom afforded."
 

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