name of a documentary about a U-boat?

im trying to find a documentary about a U-boat that sunk during a secret mission, it had gold aboard and a Japanese technician. it was sunk in the Atlantic (i believe) and once it was found, a lawyer financed an expedition to recover the gold (but didnt have resources to penetrate the wreck). i cant think of the name of it. nor can i find any trace of it online i saw it a few yrs ago on national geographic channel

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  • 5 years ago

    Paul Lawton, US lawyer, naval historian and diver has made numerous dives to the U-853. It was sunk in action off the coast of Rhode Island in May, 1945 and it was rumored to be carrying a valuable cargo but none has been found. It's still a popular dive site today.

    http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Paul-Lawton/184350318

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    You might thinking of the U-234. It was on a secret mission to Japan with two Japanese techs on board but it's valuable cargo included uranium not gold. But the war ended before it reached Japan and it surrendered to the US Navy in May, 1945. The Navy took it to the US and eventually sunk it off Cape Cod in 1947. There is a documentary about it called Hitler's Last U-Boat.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1970066/

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    5 years ago

    ? Found it by searching "uboat gold lost". First page hit.

    U-196. The name of the show and the dates aired is right there. Hint: it wasn't on National Geographic.

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    5 years ago

    Oh please - it was secret but on National Geographic. It sank in the Atlantic (with a Japanese technician as a bonus) but sank somewhere shallow enough to be found and filmed - engage brain please this is fiction.

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