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Confirmation of the identity of the wreck of the steamer Chelyuskin

  • William Barr (a1)


The two components recovered from a sunken wreck on the bed of the Chukchi Sea in September 2006 have been identified by experts as having come from the Soviet steamer Chelyuskin. They were displayed at an exhibition that opened on 13 February 2007, and was attended by the two surviving members of the complement of Chelyuskin.



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Barr, W. 2007. Discovery of the wreck of the Soviet steamer Chelyuskin on the bed of the Chukchi Sea. Polar Record 43 (224): 6770.
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Vremya, . 2007. 50 metrov do Chelyuskina. [50 metres down to Chelyuskin]. Vremya 14 February 2007. URL: http//
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