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Tim Taylor ’79

Lost 52 Project Founder: Fenwick Alum Tim Taylor ’79

Tim, Lost 52 Project Founder, whose mission along with the team of explorers, is dedicated to preserving and telling the story of WWII Submarines and Submariners.

Recently, Tim and his team found a Navy Submarine, Missing for 75 Years off the coast of Okinawa. The U.S.S. Grayback beneath 1,400 feet of water was discovered after realizing that a mistranslated Japanese war record had pointed searchers in the wrong direction. Read below the recently published NY Times article reagrding this incredible discovery.

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Tim Taylor, an undersea explorer, set up the Lost 52 Project with the goal of finding the wrecks of every American submarine lost in World War II. Credit...Mary Inhea Kang for The New York Times

NY TIMES
By
John Ismay
Published Nov. 10, 2019 Updated Dec. 2, 2019

A 75-year-old mystery has been solved, and the families of 80 American sailors lost at sea will now have closure: the U.S.S. Grayback has finally been found.

It was hidden from discovery all this time by a single errant digit. Click to continue reading...

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