Skip to comments.Explorers find downed German U-Boat off Massachusetts nearly 70 years after it sank
Posted on 07/28/2012 7:56:41 AM PDT by DFG
Divers have discovered a World War II-era German submarine nearly 70 years after it sank under withering U.S. attack in waters off Nantucket.
The U-550 was found Monday by a privately funded group organized by New Jersey lawyer Joe Mazraani. It was the second trip in two years to the site by the team, some of whom had been searching for the lost U-boat for two decades.
Using side-scan sonar, the seven-man team located the wreck listing to its side in deep water about 70 miles south of Nantucket.
Sonar operator Garry Kozak said he spotted the 252-foot submarine during the second of an exhausting two days of searching. Kozak said the team asked him if they'd found it, then erupted in joy without a word from him.
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Looks like a good link to post on April 16, 2014.
What’s really grisly is that besides the 12 crewmen who were rescued, it appears that some of them later escaped from the forward areas only to perish at sea weeks later.
Somewhat nice to see the ill-gotten funds lawyers have received from gaming our legal system put to good use.
Wow! How deep is the wreck?
You can see a map of the U-boat losses by year here.
Was it an Oldsmobile Delmont class sub?
Mary Jo could not be reached for comment
Those explorers didn’t to that by themselves. Someone else built that U-Boat; someone else sank it; someone else filled that ocean with water.
Do you know of a site like that for Japanese subs?
It was sunk.