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Submariners are Suing South Carolina to Save Cold War-Era Attack Boat

Submariners are Suing South Carolina to Save Cold War-Era Attack Boat

USS Clamagore (SS-343) on July 2, 1948. NHHC Photo

This post has been updated to clarify the proposed location of the artificial reef made from the hull of former USS Clamagore. The attack boat was previously planned to be sunk off of Key West, Fla. However, the lawsuit said the proposed location was off the coast of Charleston, S.C.

A group of retired submariners is fighting the State of South Carolina to keep what is believed to be the last World War II and Cold War-era GUPPY III submarine from forever becoming an underwater playground for fish and SCUBA divers. Read More