Amazing pictures have surfaced of a German ‘U-boat’ submarine which has been discovered 74 years after it sank.
Researchers who discovered the U-576 say the remains of 45 German soliders are entombed in the submarine and most elements, apart from rotten wooden decks, are still intact.
The search for the vessel began in 2009, and it was found off the coast of North Carolina lying on its side on the sea floor.
The Nazi submarine is about 721 feet below the surface of the water. It sank halfway through the Second World War, just months after America entered the conflict.
As it is considered a war grave it is likely to stay where it is, and the US government has agreed to take care of the submarine for Germany, which still owns the wreckage.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and the Coastal Studies Institute of the University of North Carolina conducted the investigation.
Scroll through the gallery above to view pitcures of the submarine