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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Lost World War II Submarine May be Found

According to the Associated Press, the US Navy announced today that a wreck located in the Gulf of Thailand appears to be the World War II Balao-class submarine, USS LAGARTO. The LAGARTO, commissioned in Manitowoc, Wisconsin in 1944, sank the following year during an attack on a Japanese convoy. All eighty-five officers and crew were lost.

The Navy plans no salvage operations on the wreck site, as it considers the sea to be the final resting place for the boat and her crew.

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