US WWII Sub Appears to Have Been Found


Dec 2, 2000
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From the Associated Press:
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HONOLULU (AP) -- For 60 years, Nancy Kenney wondered what happened to her father. The submarine that William T. Mabin was in disappeared while he and his crewmates were on a mission to attack a Japanese convoy in the last months of World War II.

Now, the Navy says a wreck found at the bottom of the Gulf of Thailand appears to be the sub, the USS Lagarto.
For the rest of the story, go to http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LOST_SUBMARINE?SITE=NNCO&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

For a pictorial history of the USS Lagarto, go to http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08371a.htm
 
Dec 2, 2000
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Your welcome. I hope that more missing boats will be found even if only to help some of the families find some closure.

There's a website at http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/ which deals with submarine losses and includes the names of boats that are on "Eternal Patrol." It's a sobering list to read since it showcases just how dangerous the submarine service can be, even in times of peace.
 

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