German Divers find Enigma machine at bottom of Balitc sea
In a Facebook post, the Enigma Museum in Poznań revealed: “The Enigma was deliberately THROWN into the sea on May 4th or 5th when U-boats were ordered by Karl Donitz to end the war and surrender to the English. It is clear that the crews did not want a top-secret code device to fall into the hands of the enemy, even when the war was already lost.”
However, this version is doubted by Dr Jann Witt, a historian from the German Naval Association. He told Deutsche Presse-Agentur that he believed the machine was thrown overboard from a German warship in the final days of the war.
He claimed that it is less likely to have come from a scuttled submarine as U-boats used the more complex four-rotor Enigma machines. This version, he says, only has three rotors.