SS Robert E. Lee, A U-Boat's Final Victim
The Robert E. Lee was the final ship sunk by U-166, a German U-Boat that attacked vessels in the Gulf of Mexico during World War II. They sit less than two miles apart on the seafloor after U-166 was destroyed by a U.S. naval ship.
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This expedition focused on documenting the myriad natural and cultural resources that lie in U.S. waters for the joint National Geographic and 60 minutes television special, The Unknown America. Some exploration sites visited include brine pools, deep-water coral reefs, and several shipwreck sites. These include German U-boat U-166 & Robert E. Lee.