Diver to talk about Enigma code machine at Hatteras museum

HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) — The veteran diver who found a German Enigma machine will give a lecture at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports Jim Bunch is scheduled to speak Friday and Saturday about the code machine. He’ll also discuss how he helped recover the Enigma machine in 2001 from a U-85 Nazi submarine that sank about 15 miles from Oregon Inlet.

The rare machine is on display at the museum, where it’s kept in a locked vault.

Germans used the four-wheeled machine to send secret messages during World War II. The wheels offered millions of possible settings.

Among the decoders were early pioneers of the computer, such as Alan Turing, the main character of the recently released movie “The Imitation Game.”

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