Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Lost During World War II, USS Lagarto Found

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A World War II submarine, lost during the final days of the War and presumed sunk, has finally been located beneath the South China Sea. The USS Lagarto, and her crew of 86, were apparently sunk in late April or early May 1945. Families of the crew never knew the fate of their loved ones. But divers found the sub in May in the Gulf of Thailand, and the Navy has declared it a protected gravesite. Divers placed flowers and an American flag on the remains.

More on the Lagarto can be found at this site.