Legacy of the USS Lagarto Revealed
The fate of a Wisconsin-built submarine that sank in combat in the Gulf of Thailand near the end of World War II, with the loss of its 86-man crew, will be revealed in a free public presentation by one of the divers who explored the shipwreck in 2007. Technical wreck diver and noted shipwreck explorer, Richie Kohler, will reveal the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of the Balao-class submarine in May 1945 through stunning underwater film and historic imagery. The sub's location remained a mystery for 60 years until its discovery under 225 feet of water in 2005.
: Free to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating limited to 300.
: Located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus at the corner of Langdon Street and Park Street, across from Memorial Union.
: Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium
: 816 State St
: The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.
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