Photos: Nazi shipwreck off Texas coast

Photos: Nazi shipwreck off Texas coast

Credit: Ocean Exploration Trust

On the floor of the Gulf of Mexico sits a Nazi ship of ghosts, a sunken U-boat, and a series of shipwrecks left behind by U-boat attacks on American vessels just off the Gulf Coast.

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by Doug Miller / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on July 14, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 17 at 9:00 AM

On the floor of the Gulf of Mexico sits a Nazi ship of ghosts, a sunken U-boat whose 52 crewmen died under almost a mile of water just south of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Robot cameras dispatched by the Nautilus last week showed the distinctive outline of U-166’s conning tower and deck gun, a sight instantly recognizable even to amateur historians and World War II movie buffs. The once sinister ship now sits peacefully on the ocean floor, covered with colorful marine life.

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Click here if you’d like to see more of the spectacular video shot by the Nautilus. The ship’s crew also streams live feeds of its underwater explorations on this site.

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