NOAA team discovers two vessels from WWII convoy battle off North Carolina

21 Oct 2014 12:21 PM | Anonymous

A team of researchers led by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered two significant vessels from World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic. The German U-boat 576 and the freighter Bluefields were found approximately 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Lost for more than 70 years, the discovery of the two vessels, in an area known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, is a rare window into a historic military battle and the underwater battlefield landscape of WWII.

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2014/20141021_ww11_vessels.html


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