Nazi Sub Discovered Off The Coast Of Nantucket



Have you ever wondered how close the U.S. got to being attacked by the Nazis during World War II?

According to a recent discovery about 70 miles off the coast of Nantucket.

The German U-550 submarine was sunk by a coordinated barrage of depth charges, deck guns and a fierce ramming by the USS Gandy, and we've been looking for the remains ever since.

On July 23rd, 2012, a research team led by Joe Mazraani saw their sonar dreams come true when the notorious sub was finally discovered.

Want to know more? Read on at the i09 link below...

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There were German subs operating all along the East coast during WW2. I believe a lot of shipping used the intracostal waterway to avoid sub attacks:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Theater_(1939%E2%80%931945)#East_Coast
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Actually German U-boats got a LOT closer than 70 miles. Folks would watch ships being sunk off the East coast by U-boats quite often. One can see approximately 3 miles out to sea if standing on ground that is at sea level. Naturally the higher up you go the further away you can see. It's still a lot less than the reported 70 miles. There's even a report of a U-boat making it into New York Harbor. This doesn't include the German spies that came ashore in NJ and FL from rubber rafts launched from U-boats.
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