German World War I submarine found intact with 23 bodies inside

A submarine from World War I was discovered essentially intact. The sub, which was used by Germany during the war, was found off the coast of Belgium.

The find is very unique, Western Flanders Governor Carl Decaluw told the Associated Press. The impact damage to the sub was at the front. The newly discovered UB II-type dive boat was found about 80 to 100 feet below the surface.

CBS News reports the sub may have struck a mine before going down. German officials have been contacted to determine what to do with the remains of the 23 bodies.

This find is the 11th wreck to be found in the region, out of the 13 U boats that were destroyed between 1915 and 1918.

In order to keep looters away, authorities said they will not provide the exact location of the wreck.

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One Hundred Years Later - World War One
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Silhouetted tourists take pictures in front of advertising boards at Piccadilly Circus before the lights are turned off on iconic buildings as the city marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War I on August 4, 2014 in London, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th Anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium's neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of casualties. A series of events commemorating the 100th Anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: A policeman is silhouetted against advertising boards at Piccadilly Circus before the lights are turned off on iconic buildings as the city marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War I on August 4, 2014 in London, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th Anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium's neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of casualties. A series of events commemorating the 100th Anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
A work of art entitled 'spectra' by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda is pictured in London, on August 4, 2014, as part of the national commemorations marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Lights went out in homes across Britain on Monday as part of commemorations marking 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, which claimed the lives of nearly one million Britons. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
A single light is left illuminated outside the National Gallery in London, on August 4, 2014. Lights went out in homes across Britain on Monday as part of commemorations marking 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, which claimed the lives of nearly one million Britons. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: A single window is illuminated in Buckingham Palace as the lights are turned off on iconic buildings around London to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War I on August 4, 2014 in London, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th Anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium's neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of casualties. A series of events commemorating the 100th Anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
A single illuminated lantern is left outside the door of 10 Downing Street in London, on August 4, 2014. Lights went out in homes across Britain on Monday as part of commemorations marking 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, which claimed the lives of nearly one million Britons. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: The Houses of Parliament are seen in darkness as the lights are turned off iconic buildings as the city marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 on August 4, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. Monday 4th of August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or Great War lasted until 11th November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of caausalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 4: The Houses of Parliament are seen from Westminster Bridge before the lights are turned off on iconic buildings around London to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One on August 4, 2014 in London, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 4: Big Ben strikes 2300 hours as the lights are turned off on iconic buildings as the city marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War On on August 4, 2014 in London, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 4: A man places a candle on the doorstep of number 10 Downing Street as the lights are turned off on iconic buildings as the city marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War On on August 4, 2014 in London, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
FOLKESTONE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Prince Harry attends the 'Step Short' commemorative event in Folkestone to mark the centenary of the First World War on August 4, 2014 in Folkestone, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
FOLKESTONE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Prince Harry attends the 'Step Short' commemorative event to unveil the Folkestone Memorial Arch, to mark the centenary of the First World War on August 4, 2014 in Folkestone, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
FOLKESTONE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Prince Harry attends the 'Step Short' commemorative event to unveil the Folkestone Memorial Arch, to mark the centenary of the First World War on August 4, 2014 in Folkestone, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
FOLKESTONE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Prince Harry attends the 'Step Short' commemorative event to unveil the Folkestone Memorial Arch, to mark the centenary of the First World War on August 4, 2014 in Folkestone, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
BOVINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Members of the Great War Society living history group dressed as 4th Battalion the Middlesex Regiment wait to take part in a World War One centenary ceremony at the Tank Museum, Bovington on August 4, 2014 in England. Monday August 4, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain's declaration of war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
BOVINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Members of a living history group dressed as Gordon Highlanders march through a poppy strewn field after a World War One centenary ceremony at the Tank Museum, Bovington on August 4, 2014 in England. Monday August 4, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain's declaration of war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
BOVINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Members of the Great War Society living history group dressed as 4th Battalion the Middlesex Regiment stand under a shower of a million poppy flowers representing the dead during a World War One centenary ceremony at the Tank Museum, Bovington on August 4, 2014 in England. Monday August 4, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain's declaration of war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
BOVINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Members of the Great War Society living history group dressed as 4th Battalion the Middlesex Regiment stand under a shower of a million poppy flowers representing the dead during a World War One centenary ceremony at the Tank Museum, Bovington on August 4, 2014 in England. Monday August 4, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain's declaration of war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
BOVINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Members of a living history society walk behind a replica tank during a World War One centenary ceremony at the Tank Museum, Bovington on August 4, 2014 in England. Monday August 4, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain's declaration of war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
BOVINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: A member of a living history group dressed as a Gordon Highlander plays dead as he takes part in a World War One battle re-enactment at the Tank Museum, Bovington on August 4, 2014 in England. Monday August 4, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain's declaration of war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Chelsea Pensioners take part in the Great War centenary parade of Edwardian cars as it passes down The Mall on August 4, 2014 in London, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: An oil lamp burns next to the 'Grave of the Unknown Warrior' in Westminster Abbey , which is decorated with flowers, ahead of a candlelight vigil attended by the Duchess of Cornwall this evening marking the start of Britain's involvement in the First World War on August 4, 2014 in London, England. Members of the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies dress the grave in flowers from the four nations including lilies, heather and roses. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
STAFFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: A view of the Shot at Dawn Memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum on August 4, 2014 in Stafford, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
STAFFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: A view of the Shot at Dawn Memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum on August 4, 2014 in Stafford, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: An oil lamp burns next to the 'Grave of the Unknown Warrior' in Westminster Abbey , which is decorated with flowers, ahead of a candlelight vigil attended by the Duchess of Cornwall this evening marking the start of Britain's involvement in the First World War on August 4, 2014 in London, England. Members of the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies dress the grave in flowers from the four nations including lilies, heather and roses. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Edwardian cars line up ahead of Chelsea Pensioners taking part in the Great War centenary parade of Edwardian cars as on The Mall on August 4, 2014 in London, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 4: A wreath and message laid by Labour leader Ed Miliband,at the cenotaph in George Square to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One on August 4, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 4: A former serviceman places a poppy at cenotaph in George Square, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One on August 4, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
FOLKESTONE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Prince Harry attends the 'Step Short' commemorative event to unveil the Folkestone Memorial Arch, to mark the centenary of the First World War on August 4, 2014 in Folkestone, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
FOLKESTONE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Prince Harry takes the salute as he attends the 'Step Short' commemorative event to unveil the Folkestone Memorial Arch, to mark the centenary of the First World War on August 4, 2014 in Folkestone, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Eddie Mulholland - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 04: Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the cenotaph in Glasgow to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War One on August 4, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Monday 4th August marks the 100thanniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 04: Prime Minister David Cameron looks on as Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales signs a book during a memorial service at Glasgow Cathedral to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One on August 4, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Monday 4th August marks the 100thanniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Russell Cheyne - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 04: Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales leaves Glasgow Cathedral with the Lord Provost of Glasgow, Sadie Docherty, following the memorial service to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One on August 4, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Monday 4th August marks the 100thanniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Russell Cheyne - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
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