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U-Boat Relic Found near shipwreck

Article about: During WW2, U-507 became the first U-boat to enter the Gulf of Mexico in 1942. One of her victims was the Alcoa Puritan which was sunk by gunfire and one torpedo. The Alcoa Puritan was disco

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    During WW2, U-507 became the first U-boat to enter the Gulf of Mexico in 1942. One of her victims was the Alcoa Puritan which was sunk by gunfire and one torpedo.

    The Alcoa Puritan was discovered in 6,400 feet of water. During a ROV expedition to the shipwreck, a 10.5cm shell casing was recovered from near the Alcoa Puritan shipwreck.
    This is certainly one of the 75 shells fired by the U-507.

    The shell casing was standing upright on the sea floor, note the line around the casing that was in the mud.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Shellcasing U-507.jpg   GunPractice.jpg  


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    WoW !

    Nice find....shame I haven't got an RoV to go hunting for similar relics myself

    Steve T

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    Default Re: U-Boat Relic Found near shipwreck

    Hi Guys,

    Heres an interesting link that gives a lot of gen on the incident.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Alcoa_Puritan_(1941)

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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