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Hunting for the Wreckage of the Last U-Boat

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Shipwreck Divers
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Somewhere in the North Atlantic, Joe Mazraani and his team on the dive-boat Tenacious are searching for U-550, the last remaining unfound German U‑boat known to have gone down in shallow waters near the United States. This is the crew’s second stab at the wreckage, and tension is high: They’re working against other teams of hunters searching for the same prize, and this could be their final chance. Read this excerpt from Randall Peffer’s book, Where Divers Dare: The Hunt for the Last U-boat, on The New Republic.