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2005-07-01 09:00:01

By Ed Cropley BANGKOK (Reuters) - A team of deep-sea divers hasdiscovered the wreck of a U.S. submarine sunk by a Japaneseminelayer 60 years ago in the Gulf of Thailand during theclosing stages of World War II. The U.S.S. Lagarto, a 1,500 ton"Balao class" submarine,disappeared without trace on May 4, 1945 after attacking aJapanese tanker and destroyer convoy around 100 miles off thesoutheast coast of Thailand. All 86 men on board are still listed as missing in action. "We've always known...


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