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A wreath that will be placed in the ocean above the resting site of what is believed to be the World War II submarine USS Lagarto (SS 371).
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Gulf of Thailand (June 17, 2006) - A wreath that will be placed in the ocean above the resting site of what is believed to be the World War II submarine USS Lagarto (SS 371) is displayed during a memorial at sea aboard the salvage ship USS Salvor (ARS 52). The ceremony was in remembrance of Lagarto's lost crew of 86 Sailors. Divers assigned to Salvor conducted six-days of diving to positively identify Lagarto as part of the Thailand phase of the exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, or CARAT. Divers will send photographs and video of the submarine to the Naval Historical Center in Washington for further analysis. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and six Southeast Asia nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Cole

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