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Watch The Sea Hunters online: Episode 5 U-215 & Alexander Macomb

Join the "Sea Hunters" as they dive the remains of the "Alexander Macomb" search her extraordinary cargo of planes, tanks and military equipment and tell the story of Liberty Ships, "the boats that won the war". The "Alexander Macomb" started life on February 18, 1942, as Hull number 0036 at the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland. Six weeks later she slipped down the ways. She steamed to New York and loaded her war time cargo of Sherman Tanks, P-40 aircraft and other parts and supplies for the Allied war effort and then sent to Boston to muster in convoy to Halifax and on to Archangel. On her maiden voyage across the Atlantic and just hours out of Boston she was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-Boat, 10 of her crew were lost. Like nearly 600 of her sister convoy vessels she would end the war forgotten on the bottom of the cold Atlantic Ocean.

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