Illustrated Lecture: U-Boat 550
TIME: 2:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
Search for the WWII German U-Boat 550, the History and Technology
Garry Kozak, a specialist in undersea sonar searches will be the guest speaker. In April, 1944 a German U boat torpedoed an American tanker off the coast of Nantucket. After the German sub was forced to surface, the Germans began firing their deck guns, according to a US Coast Guard history. Three US ships returned fire, and one rammed into it. There were 44 casualties, and 12 survivors. The prisoners of war, and the survivors of the American tanker, were taken to Great Britain and the location of the sub remained a mystery for nearly 70 years. Sonar specialist Garry Kozak found the sub. A question and answer period will follow the formal presentation.
Waterford Public Library
49 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 06385