Sunday, January 01, 2006

Sub Hunter


The Day
April 16, 2005

Photo: Koji Sasahara

Sub Hunter Paul Tidwell, an American shipwreck salvager, points to photos of the Japanese submarine I-52, one of the most advanced submarines of World War II, during a press conference in Tokyo Friday.

It was sunk in the Atlantic on June 23, 1944, while en route to rendezvous with a German U-boat.

It was laden with two tons of gold and two tons of opium, likely for conversion into morphine painkillers.

Tidwell said he is planning an expedition within a year to raise the vessel.



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