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Naval forces (Navy) the US has found the last American ship sunk by the Third Reich during the Second world war. Reported by the Associated Press.
For a long time it was believed that the cause of the sinking of USS Eagle PE-56 was the explosion of the boiler. However, in 2001, the US Navy found that actually destroyed the submarine U-853, Nazi Germany. The location of the ship remained unknown until 2018.
Then the specialist underwater search Garry Kozak said that sonar has detected an object at a depth of 90 meters, and diver Ryan king confirmed that it was a ship. Further research of his team has allowed to detect on it the depth charges and explosives.
In addition, underwater photography confirmed that the explosion Eagle PE-56 was divided into two parts, but it is clear that the ship’s boilers were not damaged. Research divers shall be conclusive proof that the ship was indeed destroyed by a German submarine. The submarine itself was destroyed later in may 1945.
USS Eagle PE-56 sunk on 23 April 1945 during the exercise of the bombers of the US Navy off the coast of Maine, lounging in two. Of the 62 person team was only saved 13.
March 17, Philippine Navy withdrew from its membership a frigate of American construction PS-11 Rajah Humabon. It was used extensively by the US Navy during the Second world war to escort transatlantic convoys. During one of such transitions may 6, 1945, the ship participated in the sinking of the German submarine U-853, which destroyed the Eagle PE-56, in 16 kilometers from the coast of the state of Rhode island. The frigate was transferred to the Philippines in 1976 as American military aid.
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