Lost American WWII Submarine Found Off Of Japanese Coast

  • The remains of an American submarine that went missing during World War II have finally been identified, the U.S. Navy confirmed in a press release on Thursday.
  • Discovered off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan, last year by a team led by Dr. Tamaki Ura from the University of Tokyo, the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) identified the wreckage of the vessel as the USS Albacore (SS 218) – a submarine that was lost at sea on November 7, 1944.
  • The Albacore was one of 52 submarines lost during WWII and sank at least 10 enemy vessels, according to the NHHC.