German U-Boat Wreck Located off Nantucket

April 16, 1944 photo shows crewmen of German submarine U-550 abandoning ship in the Atlantic Ocean after being depth charged by the USS Joyce. Photo/USCG

Portland Press Herald: 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 [July 23] by a privately funded group organized by New Jersey lawyer Joe Mazraani. It was the second trip in 2 years to the site by the team, some of whom had been searching for the lost U-boat for 2 decades.

Using side-scan sonar, the 7-man team located the wreck listing to its side in deep water about 70 miles south of Nantucket.

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