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Navy warship sunk by German sub in WWII finally located

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — A private dive team has located the last U.S. Navy warship to be sunk by a German submarine in World War II, just a few miles off the coast of Maine.

The sinking of the USS Eagle PE-56 on April 23, 1945, was originally blamed on a boiler explosion. But the Navy determined in 2001 that it had been sunk by a German submarine.

The patrol boat’s precise location remained a mystery — until now.

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