U. S. to survey WWII shipwreck HMT Bedfordshire

11th August 2009, 17:27
A year after divers were suspected of looting the wreck site, U. S. government scientists are preparing to survey a sunken Second World War patrol ship this month off the Carolina coast that contains the remains of Canadian and British sailors lost in a 1942 U-boat attack.

The HMT Bedfordshire, a refitted British trawler that served in a 24-ship Royal Navy task force assigned to protect the U. S. shore from German submarines, carried two Canadians and 35 British seamen to their deaths in the fabled "Graveyard of the Atlantic" in May 1942.