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Welcome to the companion Web site to "Hitler's Lost Sub," originally broadcast on November 14, 2000. The film follows a six-year odyssey by a group of divers to identify a mysterious U-boat they discovered in 1991 off the coast of New Jersey. Here's what you'll find online:
  • Tour U-869
    In this Flash animation, guide yourself through the World War II German submarine off New Jersey that divers eventually identified as U-869.

  • Sole Survivor
    In 1999, after a version of the NOVA film aired in Germany, a 78-year-old man came forward and announced that he had survived U-869. Here is radioman Herbert Guschewski's amazing story.

  • Hazards of Diving Deep
    Scuba diving to 230 feet, the depth at which U-869 lies, is extremely perilous, even for professional divers. In this interactive feature, take a virtual dive to the wreck and learn about the threats deep divers face.

  • 400 Years of Subs
    In 1623, a Dutch inventor steered the first submersible down the River Thames. In 1997, the 353-foot-long, 8,000-ton Seawolf joined the U.S. fleet as the most sophisticated marine machine ever built. This illustrated timeline features these and all that came between.

  • Map of Lost U-Boats
    U-869 was just one of the more than 1,100 U-boats sunk, scuttled, captured, or otherwise lost to German forces during World War II. Using this clickable map, naval historian Timothy Mulligan describes 25 of the most historically significant U-boats.

  • Fire a Torpedo (Hot Science)
    In this submarine attack game, your goal is to sink enemy ships. To be successful, though, you'll have to learn what makes a torpedo tick.
Plus Resources and a Teacher's Guide.

Photo: Courtesy of Herbert Guschewski Collection.

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