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Expedition Overview

From August 18 to September 5, 2021, a team comprised of German, Italian, and American scientists and archaeologists will embark on a three-week expedition to search for SS Norlindo, an American steam freighter sunk on May 4, 1942, off of the Dry Tortugas by the German U-boat U-507. The sinking of Norlindo marked the first World War II combat casualties in the Gulf of Mexico. January 26 - February 7, 2022, they will return to resume the search. April 14 - 22, 2023, the team of scientists from the University of Southern Mississippi will continue their search for the wreck of SS Norlindo on USM’s Research Vessel Point Sur.

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