Attend the Thailand Premiere of ‘Lost and Found: Legacy of the USS Lagarto’

Posted on 12/09/09 No Comments

“Lost and Found-Legacy of the USS Lagarto,” the Emmy Award-winning documentary about the mission, sinking and — 60 years later — discovery of the USS Lagarto, will debut in Thailand at a Dec. 12 event in Koh Tao hosted by the MV Trident, the famed wreck hunters who found the U.S. submarine sunk by the Japanese during World War II in the Gulf of Thailand.

The show will take place at The Screening Room, on Sairee Beac opposite Asia Divers at 7 p.m. You can RSVP for the event through Stuart Oehl’s Facebook page.

The program originally aired on the Public Broadcasting System in the United States in May to mark the annual Memorial Day holiday. The one-hour film was made by Chicago filmmakers Harvey Moshman and Chuck Coppola, who produced the Emmy Award-winning local documentary “The Eastland Disaster.”

The Lagarto was one of 28 submarines built by the Wisconsin’s Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. during World War II. Weeks before the end of the war in May 1945, it sank in the Gulf of Thailand. The sub was lost for more than sixty years, until May 2005, when it was discovered sitting upright in 225 ft. of water.

Below is the trailer for the program.


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